Land Purchase Aims to Expand Access to Lake Superior

A brown shallow river with tree-lined banks.

Landmark Conservancy helped facilitate a land purchase in northern Wisconsin that adds a half-mile of shoreline within Brule River State Forest in Douglas County. The conservation project will expand public access to Lake Superior and protect habitat for the piping plover, an endangered shorebird.

The Natural Resources Board approved the acquisition in April. Funding will be provided by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and a donation from the Landmark Conservancy Trust, as well as some federal funding expected by the fall of this year.

Read more in this article by Wisconsin Public Radio.

Photo by Joshua Mayer.