“Leaving a Legacy of Land” will be the topic of a presentation by Bryan Pierce, Executive Director of the Northwoods Land Trust (NWLT), at 6:30 p.m. at the Mercer Library on Tuesday, April 16th. According to Pierce, voluntary conservation of private shorelands, woodlands and wetlands can help to keep the northwoods the northwoods, while helping keep family lands intact for future generations.
The presentation will highlight the variety of voluntary conservation options available to private landowners working with local land trusts. Since its inception in 2001, the Northwoods Land Trust has primarily worked with land protection agreements, also known as conservation easements, to protect over 13,000 acres of woodlands and wetlands, and over 70 miles of natural lake and river shorelands. Based in Eagle River, the land trust works in a multi-county area of northern Wisconsin including Iron, Price, Vilas, Oneida, Florence, Forest and northern Langlade counties.
The Northwoods Land Trust is a member and volunteer-supported, nonprofit conservation organization. This program is provided by the Northwoods Land Trust and also sponsored by the Mercer Public Library and ICORE, Iron County Recreation Enthusiasts. For more information on the presentation, contact the Mercer Library at (715) 476-2366 or NWLT at (715) 479-2490.