North Central Conservancy Trust (NCCT) signed a conservation easement to protect 240 acres of privately owned land in southern Portage County.
The property has been owned by the same family since the 1850s and consists of over 200 acres of forest and about 35 acres of farmland. This property provides a haven for native plants and animals to thrive in the area, which is mostly dominated by large-scale farming operations.
With the signing of this easement, NCCT has surpassed the milestone of 5,000 total acres of permanently protected land!
“Conservation easement projects like this are central to NCCT’s mission to conserve the natural heritage of Central Wisconsin through the protection of land,” said Chris Radford, NCCT’s Executive Director. “We are incredibly honored to be able to assist passionate landowners in achieving their conservation goals of protecting special places for the benefit of the environment and future generations, and we truly appreciate this significant contribution towards conservation efforts in the region.”
Learn more in this news story by WSAW-TV.
Photo by North Central Conservancy Trust.