Shoreland Protection Initiative Underway in Vilas County

Published on June 21, 2022 by in News

The Northwoods Land Trust’s (NWLT) Shoreland Protection Initiative is currently being promoted to shoreland residents in Vilas County and northern Langlade County. The goals of the Shoreland Protection Initiative are to educate the public about the value of protecting privately-owned, undeveloped shoreline along our lakes, ponds, rivers and streams in Wisconsin’s northwoods, and to motivate landowners to permanently conserve land along our waters for future generations.

The Shoreland Protection Initiative promotion is being funded by a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Lake Protection grant and is supported by partners including the Vilas County Lakes & Rivers Association, Vilas County Land & Water Conservation Department, Langlade County Land Conservation Department, Langlade County Waterways Association and others. View the partnership video below aired on WJFW Newswatch 12.


Learn more: If you are an interested shoreland owner and would like to learn more about land protection options, our land trust, tax benefits and more, download our Landowner’s Conservation Guide. If you prefer to receive the Landowner’s Conservation Guide by mail, please request one by emailing or calling (715) 479-2490. View our Conserving Private Lands video series featuring landowners who have placed a conservation easement on their property with NWLT.

NWLT offers its permanent land protection services to qualifying shoreland owners, generally those with 500 feet or more of undeveloped shoreline on sizeable lots, throughout our seven-county service area which includes Oneida, Vilas, Forest, Florence, Iron, Price and northern Langlade Counties.

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