SUPPORT THE PELICAN RIVER FOREST CONSERVATION EASEMENT
The proposed state purchase of a conservation easement on the Pelican River Forest using Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund dollars would protect nearly 70,000 acres of forested land, mostly in Oneida County. A private landowner, the Conservation Fund, wishes to protect these lands to keep them in active forestry, provide recreational access to the forest, and protect the headwaters of the Wolf River as well as several area lakes.
Unfortunately, opposition from the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee and some northern Wisconsin legislators could kill the project.
Wisconsin Lakes supports the purchase of the conservation easement, and will be reporting more on this issue in the future. You can learn more about the issue from our partners at the Friends of the Pelican River Forest, by following the “read more” link below.