NWLT's Annual Meeting to be held May 25th in Price County
Northwoods Land Trust's 12th Annual Meeting will be held in Price County
starting with a field tour of the first Price County land protection
agreement granted by Sue Kartman and Cindy Walters (see below).
The meeting and field tour will be held on Saturday, May 25th
starting at 10:00 a.m. Following the field tour, lunch will be
provided at noon at the Kountry Kafe in Fifield. The Annual
Meeting will be conducted after lunch with a virtual tour of NWLT's
2012-2013 conservation projects. For more information and
directions to the sites, see page 7 of the
May 2013 Newsletter.
First Price County Conservation Project
Northwoods Land Trust recently accepted its first land protection
agreement, or conservation easement, in Price County. Landowners Sue
Kartman and Cindy Walters permanently protected about 319 acres of land
in the town of Fifield.
According to land trust Executive Director Bryan Pierce, the protected
property has diverse conservation values. The land features almost a
mile of shared boundary with the Chequamegon National Forest, and is
located close to Price County Forest land, providing contiguous habitat
and a natural corridor for the movement of wildlife. Pierce noted that
the property also includes about 2,000 feet of natural stream corridor
on Sailor Creek, a series of small spring ponds that have been used for
rearing trout, and about 3.5 acres of ponds created as waterfowl
For the full story, see the
Winter 2012-13 Newsletter!
addition to this Price County project, the Northwoods Land Trust now
holds conservation easements on over 60 private properties in Vilas,
Oneida, Iron and Florence Counties. These agreements provide lasting
protection to over 8,900 acres and 42 miles of natural lake and river
"Fiscal Cliff" deal extends enhanced federal income
tax benefits for conservation easement donations
When Congress passed the fiscal cliff deal at the beginning of 2013,
legislators renewed the enhanced income tax deduction for conservation
easements through 2013, and also retroactive to the beginning of 2012.
Check out the "What's Happening"
page for more information.
NWLT Applies for National Land Trust
Northwoods Land Trust (NWLT) is pleased to announce it is applying for
national land trust accreditation. The
land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation
organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting
important natural places and working lands forever. The Land Trust
Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the national Land
Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s
policies and programs.
review process is well underway, with our application submitted in
August, 2012, and a review teleconference with the Commission completed
in February, 2013. The final decision isn't expected until August
over 10 years, the Northwoods Land Trust has worked with private
landowners who want to voluntarily conserve their natural shorelands,
woodlands, wetlands and wildlife habitat. NWLT works in areas of Vilas,
Oneida, Forest, Florence, Iron, Price and Langlade Counties in northern
Wisconsin. Since it formed in 2001, the land trust has helped
landowners protect over 8,500 acres of land and over 40 miles of lake
and river shorelines, as public benefits for both the present and future
Northwoods Land Trust board and staff are committed to excellence. NWLT
is working toward national land trust accreditation as one more step in
an on-going process to ensure the organization is able to meet its
perpetual conservation stewardship responsibilities on into the future.
Northwoods Land Trust
must comply with national quality standards. These standards address the
ethical and technical operation of a land trust. For the full list of
standards see www.landtrustaccreditation.org/getting-accredited/indicator-practices.
learn more about the accreditation program,
visit www.landtrustaccreditation.org or contact Executive Director
Bryan Pierce at (715) 479-2490 or
NWLT Celebrates the Dedication of the
Winter Park Pines Nature Preserve
December 29th at 11 a.m. at the Minocqua Winter Park Chalet, the
Northwoods Land Trust and Lakeland Ski Touring Foundation celebrated
the dedication of our newest land protection project - the 3,195-acre
Winter Park Pines Nature Preserve! This is the largest
conservation easement donation ever to a Wisconsin land trust, and protects
43 kilometers of the core of Minocqua Winter Park's outstanding public
cross-country ski and snowshoe trail system.
Check out the
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel front page cover story from Saturday,
December 17th and additional information in
What's Happening. Our
March 2012 newsletter also focuses
on the Winter Park project.
Voluntary Conservation by
Private Landowners can:
The Northwoods Land Trust (NWLT)
is a non-profit, tax-exempt conservation organization headquartered in
Eagle River, Wisconsin. We work with property owners who care about
their land so much that they want to see it protected long into the
future. The Northwoods Land Trust is a
Wisconsin Land Trust of the Year Award Recipient!
- Preserve Natural Shorelands
- Protect Critical Natural Areas
- Promote Sustainable Forest Management
- Conserve Natural Habitat
- Enhance Recreational Opportunities
- Provide for Lasting Enjoyment by Future Generations
NWLT encourages and accepts conservation
easements on property with natural or scenic resource values. After a
voluntary land protection
agreement (conservation easement)
is granted, the land trust provides long-term stewardship of the protected land so the
resource values are preserved in accordance with the landowner's wishes.
covers areas of Vilas, Oneida, Forest, Florence, Iron and Price Counties, along
with northern Langlade County, in
north central Wisconsin. This is the heart of Wisconsin's northwoods lake
country and includes one of the highest concentrations of inland freshwater
lakes in the world. This northwoods region, however, is also being
developed at one of the fastest rates in the state. The time is critical
to encourage private landowners interested in leaving a lasting legacy of
unspoiled land, forest, water and wildlife.
more than ever, we need your participation to help protect our beautiful northwoods.
Please contact us to receive a FREE copy of
"For The Love of the Land... A Landowner's Conservation Guide to
Protecting Your Northwoods Property" at
Northwoods Land Trust, P.O. Box 321, Eagle River, WI 54521-0321, (715)
(Please note: due to
sensitive spam filters on our email host server, please give us a call
if you've emailed a question and have not heard back from us within a
week or so.)
FOR SALE -
on Pickerel Lake FOR SALE by NWLT! Donation and sale of this
lake lot will support NWLT's northwoods conservation efforts.