The Pinkerton Legacy of Land on Thunder Lake

Hannah and Tad Pinkerton with Land Protection Director, Kari Kirschbaum (left), just after the deed was signed forever protecting land on Thunder Lake.

Tad and Hannah Pinkerton left their legacy with the donation of 62 acres of land on the southern end of Thunder Lake in Three Lakes in Oneida County. The property boasts over one mile of wild and rugged frontage. It is dominated by bogs and spruce and tamarack forest, protecting water quality and providing wildlife habitat.

This donation in late October of 2022 builds on decades of conservation work on Thunder Lake. NWLT’s first ever conservation area is on the northeast side of Thunder Lake and is adjacent to the Thunder Lake State Wildlife Area.

Watch our short video below to see the view of the 6,100 feet of shoreline now protected by the Northwoods Land Trust, then read more about the habitat found at Thunder Lake in our latest blog post, featuring tamarack and sphagnum mosses.

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