Wisconsin Land Trust Days

Wisconsin Land Trust Days is an annual celebration of land trusts with events in July, August, and September!


This year’s events include hiking, biking, paddling, trail-building, seed collection, stargazing, forest bathing, outdoor yoga, and even horseback riding. 

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Photo of people hiking in a large grassy field with the Land Trust Days logo and a list of events overlaid

Get your Land Trust Days Calendar

We’ll send you a copy of the guide in the mail at no cost when you complete this form. The calendar will be mailed in mid-June, or within two weeks of receiving your request. 

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Before you explore, get your Wisconsin Nature Guide

The nature guide will help you identify many common plants, animals, and other wildlife as you explore Wisconsin’s natural places. We’ll send you a copy of the guide in the mail at no cost when you complete this form

Gathering Waters creates tools like this to help you enjoy natural places. As a nonprofit environmental organization, we help people like you learn more about how to protect and enjoy Wisconsin’s land, water, and wildlife.

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YETI Prize Drawing

Every year, Gathering Waters gives out YETI prizes through a random drawing for people who participate in Wisconsin Land Trust Days by either attending an event or visiting a protected property.

We’ll be giving away five prizes total – one YETI cooler and four YETI tumblers. The drawing will take place in early October. Drawing winners will be notified by email. 

Click below to enter the drawing. The form will ask you for basic information so we may contact you if you are a prize winner. You’ll also have the opportunity to provide feedback about your experience and share a photo with us.

Enter by September 30, 2023. Drawing winners will be notified in early October.

We love hearing from you and seeing your photos! Thank you for sharing your experience with us.

Watch Discover Wisconsin's Land Trust Days episode

Request a free Wisconsin Nature Guide

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Special thanks to this year's Wisconsin Land Trust Days sponsors!

If you or your organization would like to partner with Gathering Waters to promote Wisconsin Land Trust Days or join our advocacy efforts, please reach out to Creal Zearing, Director of Philanthropy, at (608) 251-9131 ext. 18 or creal@gatheringwaters.org.

Gallery of event sponsor logos: Green Bay Packers Foundation, Alliant Energy, Veridian Homes Foundation, We Energies Foundation, MGE Foundation and Community Shares or Wisconsin.

MSC Trailbuilding: Rib Lake Segment, Taylor County

Wood Lake County Park Rib Lake, WI, United States

Add your muscle to the final sections of this four-mile effort to reconnect the Rib Lake Segment of the Ice Age Trail. There will be a GRAND opening, complete with a celebratory hike!

2023 Annual Harvest Dinner

Bukolt Lodge 100 Bukolt Avenue, Stevens Point, WI, United States

Celebrate conservation in Central Wisconsin while enjoying an evening of engaging presentations, live music, silent auction and raffle, local food, friends, and more!

Hackmatack Seed Collection

Hackmatack Turner Tract Preserve N541 County Highway H, Genoa City, WI, United States

Pick seeds at Wisconsin's Hackmatack Turner Tract Preserve.

Prairie Stargazing Walk

Tunnelville Cliffs Tunnelville Rd. and Husker Hollow Rd., La Farge, WI, United States

Enjoy an evening outdoors with a guided walk to discover the planets, stars, and galaxies of the fall evening sky on the hilltop trail at the Tunnelville Cliffs nature preserve in Vernon County.