Carlin Lake Nature Preserve
This preserve protects scenic shoreline on a private lake in the renowned Border Lakes region of Wisconsin.
Carlin Lake Nature Preserve is primarily upland woods that are comprised of mature sugar maple, making for excellent colors in the fall. A small open bog lies a few feet from the shoreline of Carlin Lake.
In October of 2018, the Last Wilderness Conservation Association transfered ownership of their conservation lands, including this property, to NWLT. The property is located in the “Border Lakes” Region of Vilas County, an area which has been recognized as a globally-significant conservation resource due to the abundance of inland freshwater lakes of glacial origin, significant wetlands, and upland forests that support biological diversity and recreational opportunities.
Town of Presque, Vilas County
Ownership: Northwoods Land Trust
Contact NWLT for access instructions
Dogs are welcome
Hunting and Trapping are allowed according to NWLT Guidelines.
The preserve is passively managed meaning activities only occur in response to natural disasters or threats to the conservation values.
Natural plant and animal habitat; water quality; other nature-based services that lessen the impacts of climate change
This project was supported by a grant from the Caerus Foundation and a major gift from a private individual/family.
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Explore the three initiatives that NWLT is advancing to benefit current and future generations.
Old Growth Forest Initiative
Less than 1% of old-growth forest remains in northern Wisconsin todayand they deserve protection.
Shoreline Protection Initiative
Our region includes one of the highest densities of inland freshwater lakes in the world and headwaters to major river systems.
Conservation Priority & Climate Resilient Areas
Nature-based solutions offer real hope for lessening climate impacts at home and capturing and storing carbon.