Our new four-part video series titled ‘Conserving Private Lands’ features landowners who have donated conservation easements and showcases how private landowners have a role to play in preserving Wisconsin’s landscape. Learn why landowners are motivated to forever protect their lands, and what features of the properties are conservation priorities of the Northwoods Land Trust (NWLT).
Don Behm’s family’s property in Vilas County is located next to the Nicolet National Forest,
and the basis for protection focuses on the headwaters of Spring Meadow Creek.
Madalyn Conklin’s family’s land in Oneida County includes an undeveloped wild lake,
managed woodlands and fields of wildflowers, all surrounded by county-owned land.
DiAnne & Terry Hatch’s land in Iron County includes extensive undeveloped frontage on two lakes,
managed woodlands and wetlands, located near the Turtle Flambeau Scenic Waters Area.
Ann Eshelman family’s land in Oneida County features extensive wild rice beds and waterfowl
habitat in an ecologically significant marsh that is along the Wisconsin River.
This series is meant to inspire private landowners to consider placing their lands under conservation with NWLT or with the 1,700 land trusts working across our nation.