Help Protect the Beaver Creek Hemlocks

Published on March 4, 2021 by in News

The Beaver Creek Hemlocks Conservation Project
Nears Completion!


The Beaver Creek Hemlocks, located in Sherman in southern Iron County, was identified as a priority for acquisition by the Northwoods Land Trust (NWLT) as part of our Old-Growth Forest Initiative. The Initiative aims to protect mature and old-growth forest habitat in the northwoods, educate landowners and the general public about the importance of these forests and conserve some of the last pockets of these rare resources.

Project Update

NWLT signed the deed on May 20, 2021 to acquire Beaver Creek Hemlock’s 240 acres of land from our partner, the Board of Commissioners of Public Land (BCPL). Now this remarkable property is protected for future generations to enjoy! Back in December of 2020, we purchased the 25 acre adjoining property that provides access from Highway 182. Thank you to all of our donors and funders for helping make this land purchase happen!

Listen to the WXPR story announcing the land purchase

The Campaign Continues

Out of the total $325,000 project budget, over 85% has been raised through donations and foundation grants totaling $280,000. Over the remainder of the year, NWLT will continue the campaign to secure all of the project funds for the long-term stewardship of the land and to develop the parking lot and low-impact recreational trails.

Funders to-date include the American Natural Heritage Foundation, Annenberg Foundation, Caerus Foundation, John C. Bock Foundation, James D. & Jane P. Watermolen Foundation, Modestus Bauer Foundation, an anonymous major donor, and many other contributors.

Support the Project!

Please consider making a donation to help NWLT reach the finish line and open this property to the public for recreation.  Gifts can be made by clicking on the PayPal link below, or by sending a check to ‘NWLT’ with ‘Beaver Creek Hemlocks’ in the memo. Donations are tax-deductible and will be restricted to the project.


Donation Perks! When you make your gift, place a note to request your book!
-$50 gift or more to the Beaver Creek Hemlocks gets you a copy of “Graced by the Seasons – Spring and Summer in the Northwoods” by John Bates.
-$75 or more qualifies you for a copy of ”Our Living Ancestors – The History and Ecology of Old-Growth Forests in Wisconsin and Where to Find Them” by John Bates




View our latest newsletter for the full project story.

Contact us with questions or comments.



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