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Conservation

Associations

The Northwood Alliance, Incorporated (NWA):  A nonprofit conservation organization registered in the state of Wisconsin and with the IRS as a 501(c)3.  The Northwood Alliance acts as an advocate for the local communities by educating, strengthening environmental networking and assisting in local action.

Wisconsin Alliance of Forest Owners:  Working for fair taxes and equitable regulation. Together we can empower Wisconsinís woodland owners through tax and regulatory reform.
Join the fight for your rights today.

Non-Traditional Forest Products Directory:  Glacierland Resource Conservation & Development, Inc.! is a non-biased, rural development program focusing on the conservation, development and utilization of area resources to improve the standard of living.  Each year, Glacierland RC&D writes a Plan of Work, which outlines the goals and projects that focus on Community Development, Sustainability, Land Conservation, Water Management, and Land Management. Glacierland RC&D then administers the programs and provides technical support.

Gathering Waters: Wisconsin's Alliance for Land Trusts:  Gathering Waters' mission is to help land trusts, landowners and communities protect the places that make Wisconsin special. The alliance helps protect Wisconsinís special places and grow healthy, vibrant communities and strengthens Wisconsinís land trusts by:
    ē Advocating for funding and policies that support land conservation and
    ē Fostering a community of practice that promotes land trust excellence and advancement

Land Conservation

Using the Federal Conservation Tax Incentive:   If you own land with important natural, agricultural or historic resources, donating a conservation easement can be a prudent way to both save the land you love forever and to realize significant federal tax savings. Read More Details on this Tax Incentive. Also read the article  "Enhanced Conservation Easement Charitable Income Tax Deduction - Whatís the Big Deal?" by Geary N. Searfoss, CPA in the January 2016 PIF Newsletter.

Pilgrim River Watershed Projects:  A grass roots effort to protect and preserve Houghton's county Pilgrim river.

Popovich conservation easement:  Lee and Margo Popovich's conservation easement protects 58.7 acres neighboring Sylvania Wilderness.

Northwoods Land Trust: 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.

Keweenaw Land Trust: The Keweenaw Land Trust (KLT) is a community partner protecting land, water, and quality of life through conservation, stewardship and education. KLT was founded as a non-profit charitable organization in 1996 by local residents with a vision and love for the Copper Country.

Upper Wisconsin River Legacy Forest Project completed in Vilas County  The State of Wisconsinís most recent Forest Legacy project was recently completed in the headwaters of the Wisconsin River near Land Oí Lakes. This partnership between two private landowners and the State of Wisconsin's Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund protects 1,042 acres of wooded forestland and 2 miles of Wisconsin River riparian habitat, and contributes to existing public lands.  Partners in Forestry Coop is proud to have been a driving force behind this very beneficial project. 

    View announcement of Upper Wisconsin River Legacy Forest Project

    View Map of Upper Wisconsuin River Legacy Forest

    View photos and text of a four page document previously used for advancing this project

    Listen to Joe Hovel discuss the Upper Wisconsin River Legacy Forest Project on WXPR public radio

Pictures from new legacy forest:  WI River Protected by Forest Legacy Joe Hovel and Gary Goska by WI River Headwaters Gary Goska and Joe Hovel on Forest Legacy Land,   Spruce Grouse Chick,  Wisconsin River,  100+ Year Old  Cedar in River Wetlands,   A Group Attending a Partners in Forestry and UW Center for Cooperatives Workshop View the Thinned Stand Entrance on County Road E

 

Pilgrim River Forest Legacy project achieves funding.
As one of the driving forces behind the Pilgrim River Forest Legacy application, Partners in Forestry is very happy to share the following announcement. A huge win for sustainable forestry, wildlife and public recreation, we are very grateful to the Forest Legacy Program and the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The Pilgrim River is a prized Trout fishing jewel, within short proximity to Houghton Michigan and Michigan Tech University. Click here to view information about the pilgrim river watershed project.

 

 

 

Along with the Upper Wisconsin River Legacy Forest success at the end of 2015, recent PIF conservation actions will have protected over 2500 acres of critical forest in two very different habitats, less than 90 miles apart in two adjoining states, with two vastly different but equally important watersheds being the focus of the conservation actions. Click here for the DNR announcement of $550,000 Forest Legacy Program grant for Houghton County project.

 

The Wildlife Society Policy Brief Series on The Land and Water Conservation Fund.   The Land and Water Conservation Act was passed and signed into law September 3, 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson creating the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The LWCF is now the primary source of money used by federal, state, and local governments to acquire lands for conservation and public access to natural areas. Click here to read more on the Land and Water Conservation Act.