The Beaver Creek Hemlocks Campaign is Complete!
The campaign was such a success, the fundraising goal was surpassed in October 2021! Over $411,000 was raised through private donors and grant makers – thank you to all who contributed to this project’s campaign! This additional funding will allow NWLT to construct a parking lot, boardwalks, trails and signs to be able to welcome the public by late summer 2022. The property will also be a primary location for our outreach and educational programs.
Funded in part by grants from:
John C. Bock Foundation
American Natural Heritage Foundation
James D & Jane P Watermolen Foundation
Modestus Bauer Foundation
Wisconsin Land Fund of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation
The Beaver Creek Hemlocks project advances our Old-Growth Forest Initiative.
There are pockets of old-growth hemlock-hardwood forest, and many mature trees throughout the interior of the property. These areas will be managed to encourage the continued progression toward old-growth.
Check out our new video featuring John Bates and Ron Eckstein, NWLT board members, highlighting the values of old-growth forests in northern Wisconsin and this project.
Background: The Northwoods Land Trust (NWLT) was able to purchase two properties to forever protect the land that now makes up the Beaver Creek Hemlocks Preserve on Highway 182 in the Town of Sherman, Iron County. The 25-acre roadway parcel was purchased in December of 2020 to provide access to the 240-acre property purchased in May of 2021, owned for over 100 years by the Wisconsin Board of Commissioners of Public Lands.
Conservation Features Protected:
- 265 acres of land
- 8,160 ft of creek shoreline
- 950 ft of bog shoreline
- Black-spruce tamarack swamps
- Vernal ponds, poor fen & wetlands
- Mature & old-growth hemlock- hardwood forest
Contact us with questions or comments.