Land Trust News
Groundswell Conservancy and Town of Westport Join Forces To Protect Land Previously Slated For Development
Groundswell Conservancy and the Town of Westport joined forces to protect a 105-acre property near Lake Mendota that was previously slated for development as a Bagels Forever chain restaurant.
The Chambers Island Nature Preserve grew by nearly 23 acres with the purchase of a parcel of land on the island by Door County Land Trust, thanks to a generous outpouring of private donations from Chambers Island landowners.
Door County Land Trust has been awarded nearly $200,000 to protect the dragonfly population in Door County. The area is home to approximately two-thirds of the Hine’s emerald dragonfly population.
Ten acres of the Big Ravine are now protected thanks to the Town of Bayfield and Landmark Conservancy, which worked together to raise funds to purchase and protect the property.
After an extensive, nationwide search, the Ice Age Trail Alliance has named Luke Kloberdanz as its next executive director and CEO.
Landmark Conservancy received a $100,000 grant from the Mary H. Rice Foundation for the Brownstone Trail restoration project near Bayfield.
Mississippi Valley Conservancy has transferred the title for another piece of the Onalaska Greenway to the City of Onalaska. The property, known as Savanna Oaks, includes 51 acres of woods and prairie.
The Ice Age Trail Alliance recently closed on an 80-acre property in the Town of Schleswig in Manitowoc County, permanently protecting the land to expand the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.
Ozaukee Washington Land Trust purchased the Cedar Gorge Clay Bluffs property in Port Washington for $5 million after receiving American Rescue Plan Act funds awarded by Gov. Tony Evers.
More than 100 volunteers added about a mile of Ice Age Trail and 100-foot boardwalk in the Sheboygan County during the Ice Age Trail Alliance’s latest Mobile Skills Crew trailbuilding event.
North Central Conservancy Trust will receive a $26,000 grant from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to improve energy efficiency at its Land Conservation Center office.