Lower Wisconsin River
Trumpeter swans. Photo by Rogene Schnell/Flickr
The Fund protected more than 400 acres along the Wisconsin River—one of the largest remaining parcels of Wisconsin River frontage. The property is an important addition to the Lower Wisconsin River State Wildlife Area, which safeguards a sensitive shoreline habitat for vulnerable wildlife species such as the endangered ornate box turtle and trumpeter swan. Portions of a large backwater lake and various sloughs, which provide filtration and other benefits to the river, are included in this acquisition.
The cultural values of the land include Native American mounds as well as other artifacts.
Through land conservation projects with public and private partners, we’re pioneering innovative approaches to land protection, helping safeguard more than 26,000 acres of Wisconsin’s most vulnerable wildlife.