On July 27th, our newest conservation easement was signed protecting 142 acres of land and 4,000 feet of frontage on Kabol Lake in Price County. Conservation values now protected include extensive frontage on a ‘wild lake’ as well as intact and diverse woodlands and wetlands.
Although the land is not open to the public, it provides many public benefits including protecting wildlife habitat, scenic values, water quality, productive forests, as well as complimenting protective efforts of the nearby Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest (Medford-Park Falls District) and Turtle-Flambeau Scenic Wilderness Area, both listed as Wisconsin Legacy Places.
“This special property is being conserved as a tract of private land, which, over the years, will have many owners; but will never be developed. This generous gift of the West-Wycoff family to future generations will allow for a part of the historical and ‘wild’ nature of the northwoods to remain as it is, forever,” said Trisha Moore, NWLT Conservation Specialist, who assisted the landowners in realizing their goal of conserving their property.
The full story will be made available in our fall/early winter 2020 newsletter.