The Northwoods Land Trust announces its newest land acquisition campaign –
The Beaver Creek Hemlocks Conservation Project.
The Beaver Creek Hemlocks is located in Iron County, in the heart of a concentration of important ecological sites including the Turtle Flambeau Scenic Waters Area, Chequamegon Nicolet National Forest and eight State Natural Areas, highlighting the quality and importance of the local area and the elevated importance of protecting this site.
The property was identified as a priority for acquisition by the Northwoods Land Trust (NWLT) as part of its ‘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.
This project follows on the heels of NWLT’s successful completion of the Sack Lake Old-Growth Forest Project in 2019. The Beaver Creek Hemlocks is NWLT’s largest planned land purchase to-date in relation to the property size (240 acres) and project budget ($310,000). The purchase is expected to be completed by the end of 2021 or early 2022, if all of the funds can be raised.
Donations and grants already provided total $205,000, gifted from an anonymous donor, and the American Natural Heritage Foundation, Annenberg Foundation, John C. Bock Foundation, James D. & Jane P. Watermolen Foundation, and Modestus Bauer Foundation.
Please consider making a donation to help NWLT complete this remarkable project. 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.
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