The Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin

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    The Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin is the state chapter of the national organization. They are active in a number of areas in Wisconsin, listed here. Links for all are available at the Links Tab.

    Catherine Wolter Wilderness Area. A 2,249 acre preserve located in Vilas County near Presque Isle. It is in the border lakes area which links the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest with the Ottawa National Forest in Michigan, providing an important wildlife corridor.

    Caroline Lake Preserve. 1,044 acres in Ashland County, near Mellon.

    Wild Rivers Legacy Forest. A joint project with the DNR, International Paper, Conservation Forestry LLC, and Forest Investment Associates in Florence, Forest and Marinette Counties. The Nature Conservancy was instrumental in the establishment of the preserve, but is not a landowner or manager.

    Guido Rahr, Sr. Tenderfoot Forest Reserve. A 971 acre preserve in Vilas County northeast of Boulder Junction.

    The Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin publishes Wisconsin Update a quarterly newsletter. The most recent issue is available on their website, and it is sent to contributors are no cost. Relevant articles are contained in the bibliography on this site.

    Charles P. Forbes
    September 19, 2009
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    Comprehensive References

    Catherine Wolter Wilderness Area Expanded, Wisconsin Update, Fall 2009, p. 2, Madison, 2009. View Full Entry
    Federal Estuarine Program for Lake Superior, Newsletter of the Wisconsin Chapter [of The Nature Conservancy], Winter 2003-2004, Madison, 2003. View Full Entry
    Cohn, Jeffrey, Of Prairies and Prickly Pears, Nature Conservancy News (Clipping undated), p17., . View Full Entry
    Nature Conservancy, Wisconsin Chapter, Protecting Migratory Bird Stopover Habitat in the Great Lakes, Wisconsin Update, Madison, 2009. View Full Entry
    Tishler and Ghenolu, Conservation Pioneers, Jens Jenson and the Friends of our Native Landscape, Wisconsin Magazine of History, 86:4, Summer 2003, pp. 2-15 & back cover, Madison, 2003. View Full Entry

    Major References

    Catherine Wolter Wilderness Area Open to Public, The Nature Conservance, Wisconsin Chapter [Newsletter], Summer/Fall 2002, Madison, 2002. View Full Entry
    Nature Conservancy, The, Wisconsin Chapter [Newsletter], Winter 2001-2002 ff, Madison, 2001. View Full Entry
    Wisconsin Update, Newsletter of the Wisconsin Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, Madison, . View Full Entry
    All Fired Up!, Newsletter of the Wisconsin Chapter [of The Nature Conservancy], Winter 2003-2004, Madison, 2003. View Full Entry
    Harrington, Cate, Blueprint for Conservation of the Great Lakes, Newsletter of the Wisconsin Chapter [of the Nature Conservance], Winter 2003-2004, Madison, 2003. View Full Entry
    Harrington, Cate, ed., Conservancy Protects Old-Growth and Wild Lakes in Northern Wisconsin, Newsletter of the Wisconsin Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, Winter 2005-2006., Madison, 2005. View Full Entry
    Nature Conservancy, Wisconsin Chapter, Places We Save, Madison, 1988. View Full Entry
    Roard, Eugene, Wiscson Nature Conservancy, Wis. Tales and Trails, Vol. 2, #3, Fall, 1961, pp. 6-7., Madison, 1961. View Full Entry
    Strand, Ginger, Good Cut, A, Nature Conservancy Magazine, 2012 Issue 2, Arlington, VA, 2012. View Full Entry

    Minor References

    Harrington, Cate, Wild Woods, Nature Conservancy, Spring, 2011, p. 15., Arlington, VA, 2011. View Full Entry
    Kinch, John, Exiles Return, Wolves Moving into Michigan, Nature Conservancy, Vol. 49, #2, March/Arpil 1999, Arlington, VA, 1999. View Full Entry
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