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This 16-acre acquisition at Allen Creek Wetlands State Natural Area permanently protects sedge meadow and savanna habitat. Groundswell transferred the property to the DNR. This property is open to the public.
This property was the last 10 acres of privately owned shoreland at the Amey Pond Wildlife Refuge on Highway 23 east of the Wisconsin Dells. Ownership was transferred to Wisconsin DNR, ensuring it is permanently protected. Amey Pond is a 225-acre DNR wildlife property that provides habitat for a wide variety of waterfowl, including wood ducks, coots, and mallards; every spring white pelicans spend a few days on Amey Pond on their way north. This property is open to the public.
This 20 acres of wetland and woods is part of the US Fish & Wildlife Service's Anderson Waterfowl Production Area. The property is open to the public for hiking, hunting, and bird-watching.
Thanks to the generosity of the landowner, this 181-acre farm, which includes the springs at the headwaters of Anthony Branch, is permanently protected by a conservation easement. The farm is adjacent to the Anthony Branch Fishery and Wildlife Area. There is no public access.
This ~50 acre purchase at Avon Bottoms Wildlife Area permanently protects additional critical floodplain forest habitat along the the Sugar River. The property was transferred to DNR. This property is open to the public.
This 349-acre property was restored through the NRCS Wetland Reserve Program. The Land Trust transferred it to the Department of Natural Resources for public hunting, hiking, and other activities as part of the Avon Bottoms Wildlife Area in Rock County. This permanently protected property is open to the public.
This 199-acre property will be restored through the NRCS Wetland Reserve Program. Groundswell transferred it to the Department of Natural Resources for public hunting, hiking, and other activities as part of the Avon Bottoms Wildlife Area in Rock County. This permanently protected property is open to the public.
This easement protects ~116 acres of prime farmland in the heart of the Black Earth Creek valley. Both Black Earth and Garfoot Creeks run through the property. This easement was transferred to Groundswell by American Farmland Trust which originally protected the property.
This 80 acre easement helps protect the scenic viewshed from Festge County Park across the Black Earth Creek valley. There is no public access.
This acquisition adds 5.2 acre property to Black Earth Creek Fishery Area.
Thanks to the generosity of three landowners, the Land Trust purchased this 53-acre property at a bargain price and then gave the property to the Village of Cross Plains as an addition to the Village's system of conservancy parks. The Land Trust retained a conservation easement on the property, ensuring that it would always remain open to the public in a natural state. This property is open to the public.
This streambank easement provides permanent public access to roughly 4,128 feet of Vermont Creek - a picturesque trout stream and important tributary of Black Earth Creek. In partnership with Dane County Groundswell acquired the conservation easement and transferred it to Dane County. This permanently protected property is open to the public.
This streambank easement provides permanent public access to roughly 3,000 feet of Vermont Creek - a picturesque trout stream and important tributary of Black Earth Creek. In partnership with Dane County, Groundswell acquired the conservation easement and transferred it to Dane County, ensuring the property is permanently protected. This property is open to the public.
Effort to continue existing bike and pedestrian trail from Wisconsin Heights School to the Village of Black Earth. There is no public access.
The Land Trust purchased and, in partnership with the NRCS Wetland Reserve Program, restored 62 acres of wetlands along Garfoot Creek, a major tributary of Black Earth Creek. The property was transferred to the Department of Natural Resources and is permanently protected. This property is open to the public for hunting and other activities.
This property was a key link in securing a trail corridor connecting the Village of Mazomanie with the Wisconsin Heights School. The public trail allows hiking, biking, and snowmobiling. It runs along a beautifully restored section of Black Earth Creek and provides public access to its world-class trout fishery. This permanently protected parcel was transferred to the Town of Mazomanie. This property is open to the public.
A collaborative project of Dane County, the Town of Middleton, and the Land Trust, this project brought 294 acres of land into Dane County ownership as part of the Black Earth Creek Natural Resource Area. The permanently protected property includes more than a half-mile of Black Earth Creek and extensive uplands with views of Blue Mounds. This property is open to the public.
A collaborative project of Dane County, the Town of Middleton, and the Land Trust, this project brought 294 acres of land into Dane County ownership as part of the Black Earth Creek Natural Resource Area. The permanently protected property includes more than a half-mile of Black Earth Creek and extensive uplands with views of Blue Mounds. This property is open to the public.
This 10-acre easement makes it possible to both restore a stretch of Halfway Prairie Creek and extend the Wolf Run Trail north. The property under the easement is open to the public but the trail has not been built yet. This easement is co-held with Dane County.
The Streambank and Public Recreational Trail Easement protects and provides public access to roughly 6,300 feet of Black Earth Creek, a high-quality water resource in Dane County popular with trout anglers. A proposed public trail connecting the Village of Mazomanie to the Wisconsin Heights School would be constructed within the easement. This property is open to the public.
Two conservation easements protect a total of 215 acres of productive agricultural land in the Black Earth Creek Valley. There is no public access.
Two conservation easements protect a total of 215 acres of productive agricultural land in the Black Earth Creek Valley. There is no public access.
Thanks to the generosity of the Bolz family this ten-acre hill top park protects sweeping views of Lake Mendota and the state capitol. The Land Trust holds a conservation easement on the park to ensure that it will always remain open to the public as a natural area. In addition, the Land Trust holds two more conservation easements that protect the view from the park. This property is open to the public.
Part of the Bolz Conservancy Park project, this 13-acre conservation easement protects public park land and helps preserve the view from Bolz Conservancy Park. This easement was generously donated by the Village of Waunakee. This property is open to the public.
Thanks to the generosity of developer Don and Joanne Tierney, this five-acre conservation easement is part of the Bolz Conservancy Park project and places height limits on buildings to preserve the view of Lake Mendota and the state capitol from the Bolz Conservancy Park. There is no public access.
This 26-acre conservation easement protects a significant part of the setting for Cave of the Mounds National Natural Landmark, an important local business. This property is open to visitors of Cave of the Mounds.
This 75-acre acquisition holds the hydrological key to restoring 800 acres of adjacent wildlife habitat owned by the state, which will benefit trout, shorebirds, and grassland birds like the bobolink. It has been transferred to the DNR and is now permanently protected as part of the Brooklyn Wildlife Area. This property is open to the public.
This ~238-acre addition to the City of Madison Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park permanently protects the large expanse of wetland on the east of North Sherman Avenue along the approach to the main entrance to the popular city conservation park. This property is open to the public.
This ~23-acre addition to the City of Madison Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park separates planned residential development on the north side of the golf course at Cherokee Country Club from the popular city conservation park. It permanently protects 660 feet of shoreline on the Yahara River and will eventually include a biking/hiking trail linking Burning Wood Way with North Sherman Avenue. This property is open to the public.
This ~23-acre acquisition is the last piece of undeveloped land between the main entrance to the City of Madison Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park and the Cherokee golf course and residential area. Groundswell purchased the property on behalf of the city and immediately transferred it to the city as an addition to the conservation park. Eventually, the city plans to put a bike/hike path across the property, part of a link in a trail system that will improve access to the park. This permanently protected property is open to the public.
This 5.8 acre acquisition was the last opportunity to permanently protect wetland and upland habitat in the South Unit of the City of Madison's Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park. The property is now part of the city's park. This property is open to the public.
The Land Trust purchased this 21-acre wetland parcel and transferred it to the City of Madison as an addition to the City's Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park. This permanently protected property is open to the public.
Naomi Whiteside generously donated a conservation easement on 17 acres to preserve woods and fields adjacent to county-owned land at Cherokee Marsh. There is no public access.
This bargain sale purchase of 10 acres of land provides a place for Hmong subsistence and market farmers to work and maintains open space between Westport Drumlin and Cherokee Marsh. There is no public access.
This donated 89.9 acre conservation easements protects high-quality farmland between Cherokee Marsh and Westport Drumlin. There is no public access.
This 2018 acquisition added 95.5 acres to Cherokee Marsh. This property is open to the public. Hunting is allowed, except that because the property is within the Village of Deforest, the discharge of guns in not allowed on the property.
This 133-acre conservation easement preserves a Dells landmark, Louis' Bluff, and more than one mile of undeveloped shoreline on the Wisconsin River. There is no public access.
105 acre conservation easement protecting high-quality agricultural lands and wildlife habitat at Evansville Wildlife Area. The property is open to the public for hunting, trapping, cross country skiing, and hiking per government regulations.
This 356-acre conservation easement permanently protects high-quality agricultural lands and wildlife habitat near Evansville at the DNR's Footville Leased Public Hunting Grounds area. We transferred the conservation easement to Rock County for long-term stewardship. This property is open to the public for hunting.
This purchase added 31.42 acres to Ferry Bluff State Natural Area. The acquisition was made in partnership with Ferry Bluff Eagle Council. Groundswell transferred the permanently protected property to the DNR.
Groundswell acquired 139 acres of important upland and wetland habitat at French Creek Wildlife Area. The property is adjacent to state-owned land and was donated to the DNR as an addition to the wildlife area. Funding to purchase the property came from the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program, Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, National Wild Turkey Federation, and supporters of Groundswell. This property is open to the public for hunting, fishing, trapping, hiking, and cross-country skiing per government regulations.
This ~277 acre farm in the Town of Fountain Prairie, Columbia County hosts a diversity of habitats for grassland birds and waterfowl. There is no public access.
Thanks to the generosity of the landowner, this 79-acre conservation easement permanently protects an agricultural and forested landscape just outside of Governor Dodge State Park. This conservation easement was transferred to Driftless Area Land Conservancy in December 2012. There is no public access.
A conservation easement permanently protects a 5,000 foot stretch of Hefty Creek and a 252 acre landscape of pasture, prairie, and savanna in Green County. Under the easement, the farm is not open to the public but contributes to the health of Hefty Creek through good management of the surrounding uplands. There is no public access.
Permanently protects the landscape around the Historic Indian Agency House in Portage and is part of a larger landscape of several hundred acres of wetland conservation easements. This property is open to the public.
221-acre farm with very high-quality soils protected by a permanent conservation easement held by Jefferson County. This easement is the county's first purchase under its farmland preservation program. There is no public access.
189 acre agricultural conservation easement in Jefferson County. There is no public access.
The 162-acre Wilke farm contains prime and statewide important soils. The farm was permanently protected with a conservation easement as part of Jefferson County's Farmland Preservation Program. There is no public access.
This acquisition of 198 acres includes 38 acres of the original 320-acre farm settled by Daniel Muir in 1849. About 60 acres of the Muir farm is already permanently protected at the adjacent John Muir Memorial Park/Muir Park State Natural Area surrounding Ennis Lake (called Fountain Lake by the Muirs). The property is part of a 1,400-acre protected landscape, which includes the John Muir Memorial Park/Muir Park State Natural Area and the Fox River National Wildlife Refuge. The property will be open to the public for hiking, hunting, cross-country skiing, fishing, trapping, and bird-watching. Groundswell transferred 120 acres west of County Highway F to the US Fish and Wildlife Service as an addition to the Fox River National Wildlife Refuge. Groundswell transferred the eastern 78 acres to the Ice Age Trail Alliance. A segment of the Ice Age Trail circles Ennis Lake and may continue north across the property we acquired. This permanently protected property is open to the public.
This 17 acre property adds an additional buffer of protection to the impressive Ho-Chunk cultural site at the Kingsley Bend Mound Group on the Wisconsin River just south of the Wisconsin Dells. In partnership with the Ho-Chunk Nation, Groundswell acquired the property and transferred it to the Ho-Chunk Nation. The property is permanently protected. This property is open to the public.
This 2.75 acre property protects four Native American burial mounds at the Kingsley Bend Mound Group on the Wisconsin River just south of the Wisconsin Dells. In partnership with the Ho-Chunk Nation, Groundswell acquired the property and transferred it to the Ho-Chunk Nation. The property is permanently protected. This property is open to the public.
In partnership with the Village of Belleville, this acquisition adds 36 acres and nearly 2,000 feet of forested shoreline on the Sugar River to the Village's Lake Belle View park. This permanently protected property is open to the public.
Groundswell acquired this one-half acre of forested land to add to the outdoor classroom at Lake View Elementary School. Subsequently, Groundswell donated the property to the Madison Metropolitan School District for long-term ownership. The permanently protected property would revert to Groundswell should the School District no longer want to own it for educational or conservation purposes. This property is open to the public after school hours.
Groundswell acquired 25.6 acres of wetland at Lodi Marsh state wildlife and natural area on Hwy Y in northern Dane County southwest of Lodi. The property is adjacent to state land and will be donated to the DNR as an addition to the wildlife area. Funding to purchase the property came from the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program, Dane County Conservation Fund, and supporters of Groundswell. This property is open to the public.
This 59-acre acquisition fills a hole in public ownership at Lodi Marsh Wildlife Area in northern Dane County. This property is open to the public.
This ~69-acre acquisition protects wetlands within Dane County's Lower Mud Lake Natural Resource Area. The property is open to the public for hunting, fishing, trapping, cross country skiing, and hiking per government regulations.
Thanks to the generosity of the landowner, this donated 13-acre conservation easement protects wetland, savanna, and agricultural land adjacent to Lower Mud Lake on the Yahara River. There is no public access.
This small property on the Wisconsin River was donated to Groundswell for the purposes of adding it to the public conservation lands in the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway.
This 40.2 acre parcel of land fills a hole in the 3,500-acre block of conservation land (the largest in Dane County) that stretches 3.5 miles along the Wisconsin River and encompasses state and county land open to the public for hiking, hunting, and other nature-based recreation opportunities. It is adjacent to the 7-A Farms acquisition at Walking Iron Natural Resource Area that Groundswell helped Dane County protect in 2008. The permanently protected property was transferred to the DNR in January 2011. This property is open to the public.
This nearly 40-acre property boasts over a mile of frontage on the Yahara River. It was transferred to the City of Stoughton for use as a conservancy park and to build a bike trail that will connect through Viking County Park to the city's trail system. This permanently protected property is open to the public.
This project was 1 of 4 acquisitions that created Lussier County Park. This permanently protected property was transferred to Dane County and is open to the public.
This project was 1 of 4 acquisitions that created Lussier County Park. This permanently protected property was transferred to Dane County and is open to the public.
This project was 1 of 4 acquisitions that created Lussier County Park. This permanently protected property was transferred to Dane County and is open to the public.
This project was 1 of 4 acquisitions that created Lussier County Park. This permanently protected property was transferred to Dane County and is open to the public.
This easement was assigned to Groundswell from Riverland Conservancy. The easement protects wetland and other wildlife habitat at Gallus Slough on land owned by Wisconsin Power and Light inside the Merrimac Preserve adjacent to Devil's Lake State Park.
This agricultural conservation easement, a partnership with the Driftless Area Land Conservancy, permanently protects land in the Military Ridge Prairie Heritage Area.
This agricultural conservation easement, a partnership with the Driftless Area Land Conservancy, permanently protects land in the Military Ridge Prairie Heritage Area.
The Land Trust and the Friends of Dane County Parks purchased this 24-acre parcel as an addition to the environmental corridor that runs south of Madison. The permanently protected property includes the west shore of Dunn's Marsh and was transferred to Dane County for management as part of the Lewis Nine Springs E-Way. The Capital City State Trail runs through the property. This property is open to the public.
This 23-acre property protects part of the upland landscape on the south side of Patrick Marsh. This property is open to the public.
These tracts were originally purchased by Dane County and subsequently transferred to Groundswell for more efficient land management at Patrick Marsh.
This 25-acre acquisition of upland property permanently protects views of Patrick Marsh and provides additional nesting and foraging habitat for waterfowl. Groundswell transferred the property to the City of Sun Prairie.
This 22.5-acre property protects part of the upland landscape on the south side of Patrick Marsh. This property is open to the public.
This 35-acre property protects wetland and savanna habitat on the south side of Patrick Marsh. This property is open the public.
This conservation easement protects significant upland habitat above the Rowan Creek State Fishery Area. It was also the site of the Sound Storm concert festival of April 1970 at which the Grateful Dead played. There is no public access.
We acquired this 84 acre wetland property along to Six Mile Creek in on NE side of Waunakee in 2019 and transferred it in 2021 to the Village of Waunakee as a conservation park to protect wetlands and reduce flooding.
Thanks to the generosity of landowners Julie Hayward and Donn D'Alessio, this 77-acre diverse property, including oak savanna, wetland, prairie, and a portion of German Valley Creek, is protected by a conservation easement. There is no public access.
This 49-acre conservation easement protects the headwaters of Story Creek which flows through Tipperary Marsh and the Brooklyn Wildlife Area to the south. The easement was generously donated by landowner Charles Cell to protect his "Storybrook Farm" which features several large springs and the oldest brick structure in the town of Oregon. There is no public access.
This 19-acre property permanently protects a large spring that is an important water source for Token Creek. The Land Trust transferred the property to Dane County Parks to ensure proper management of the property. This property is open to the public.
This three-acre streambank easement protects a spring, pond, and 200-foot stretch of Token Creek. There is no public access.
This two-acre streambank easement protects a portion of a tributary of Token Creek. There is no public access.
Groundswell assisted the Town of Windsor in purchasing 17.3 acres as an addition to the Town's Token Creek Conservancy by obtaining state and county grants for matching funds. We never held any interest in the property. This permanently protected property is open to the public.
This 254-acre conservation easement preserves productive agricultural land. There is no public access.
This property was purchased and later transferred to Dane County to permanently protect undeveloped shoreline at Waubesa Wetlands. This property is open to the public.
~80-acre conservation easement protects important farmland. The property was protected in partnership with Town of Dunn. There is no public access.
This 143-acre conservation easement preserves productive agricultural land. There is no public access.
This 75-acre conservation easement in the Town of Dunn protects high-quality farmland and permanent open-space. There is no public access.
This 68-acre conservation easement protects farmland and open space in the Lower Mud Lake Natural Resource Area between Lake Kegonsa and Lower Mud Lake. The easement also reserves a corridor for the proposed Lower Yahara River bike and pedestrian trail that would one day link McFarland with points to the south. This property is open to the public.
This 46-acre conservation easement preserves wildlife habitat and hunting land. There is no public access.
This ~212-acre conservation easement in the Town of Dunn protects high-quality farmland and open-space. There is no public access.
This ~53-acre conservation easement protects high-quality farmland and open-space as part of the Town of Dunn's Rural Preservation Program. This property was protected in partnership with the Town of Dunn and USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service. There is no public access.
This 64-acre conservation easement preserves wildlife habitat and hunting land, including approximately 1,900 feet of frontage on the Yahara River. There is no public access.
This 34-acre conservation easement in the Town of Dunn protects high-quality farmland and permanent open-space protection adjacent to the Hook Lake State Wildlife Area. There is no public access.
This 233-acre conservation easement preserves productive agricultural land. There is no public access.
This 150-acre conservation easement preserves productive agricultural land as well as wetland and woodland. There is no public access.
This 80-acre conservation easement preserves productive agricultural land and a 15-acre woodland. There is no public access.
This 162-acre conservation easement preserves productive agricultural land. There is no public access.
This 198-acre conservation easement protects productive agricultural land, 30 acres of wetland, 20 acres of woodland, and several archeological sites. There is no public access.
This 324-acre conservation easement preserves productive agricultural land and a wetland. There is no public access.
This 150- acre conservation easement preserves productive agricultural land as well as 20 acres of wetland and 26 acres of woodland. There is no public access.
This 38-acre conservation easement in the Town of Dunn provides additional protection for the Waubesa Wetlands State Natural Area and preserves the scenic views along the designated rustic Lalor Road. There is no public access.
This 66-acre conservation easement protects wildlife habitat. There is no public access.
This 20.5 acre conservation easement prohibits residential development on the shore of Hook Lake, a state natural area and wildlife area. There is no public access.
This ~76-acre conservation easement in the Town of Dunn protects high-quality farmland and open-space. There is no public access.
This is a partner project with the Town of Dunn's Rural Preservation Program. The project protects 30 acres prime farmland and restored prairie in the Town of Dunn. There is no public access.
This 96-acre conservation easement preserves productive agricultural land. There is no public access.
A ~91-acre farm in the Town of Dunn protected as part of the town's Rural Preservation Program. There is no public access.
This 60-acre conservation easement preserves productive agricultural land. There is no public access.
This 106-acre conservation easement preserves productive agricultural land. There is no public access.
This easement protects an 80-acre working farm on the north shore of Hook Lake - one of the highest quality wetlands in Dane County and a State Natural and Wildlife Area. There is no public access.
This complex, 238-acre acquisition created the first protected farmland in the Town of Dunn's Rural Preservation Program (the first in the state) and added to the Nine Springs E-Way along the Captial City Trail. The property was subdivided, and most of the parcels were sold to private owners under conservation easement. All parcels are permanently protected. Most of this property is not open to the public. However, three acres were transferred to the Town of Dunn for a park at the corner of Alma and Lake Farm Roads.
This 130-acre conservation easement preserves productive agricultural land. There is no public access.
Thanks to the generosity of the landowner, this donated 226-acre conservation easement co-held with the American Farmland Trust protects productive farmland, woods, and wetlands. There is no public access.
This 51-acre conservation easement preserves productive agricultural land. There is no public access.
This ~100-acre conservation easement protects prime working farmland as part of the Town of Dunn's Rural Preservation Program. There is no public access.
This 59 acre conservation easement sets aside a hill top as a future public park.
This agricultural conservation easement protects 136 acres of very-high quality soil, and is the second farmland easement completed under the Town of Windsor's Purchase of Development Rights program. There is no public access.
This agricultural conservation easement protects 184 acres of very-high quality soil, and is the first easement under the Town of Windsor's Purchase of Development Rights program. There is no public access.
This eight-acre conservation easement protects wooded land along Lake Mendota that is park of the University of Wisconsin�s Lakeshore Nature Preserve. This easement was generously donated to the Land Trust as part of the adjacent Wally Bauman Woods project. This property is open to the public.
The inaugural project of the Land Trust, this project protects 3.95 acres of woodland on the bluffs of Lake Mendota. The Land Trust purchased the property and transferred it to the City of Madison , which subsequently transferred it to the University of Wisconsin. It is now open to the public as part of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. The Land Trust retains a conservation easement over the property to ensure that it will never be developed. This property is open to the public.
Thanks to the generosity of the Evenson family, this seven-acre beautifully wooded hillside (called "Trillium Hill") was protected through the donation of land. The Land Trust sold the property to raise funds for additional conservation work but retained a conservation easement on the property, ensuring that it will be permanently protected.
Thanks to the generosity of the landowners, this 290-acre conservation easement permanently protects a forested ridge and valley landscape along Sneed Creek. This conservation easement was transferred to Driftless Area Land Conservancy in 2012. There is no public access.
This 75-acre conservation easement would be held as an additional level of permanent protection on land being donated to the Green-Rock Audubon Society for a public nature preserve. This property is open to the public.
This 169-acre conservation easement, generously donated by the landowner, preserves productive farmland, savanna and prairie remnants, and important grassland bird habitat north of Dodgeville. There is no public access.
Groundswell assisted Dane County in the acquisition of 382 acres of land along 2-1/2 miles of the Sugar River between Verona and Paoli. The property is permanently protected. The property is open to the public for hiking, fishing, hunting, trapping, and cross-county skiing.
This 869.7 acre acquisition was made in partnership with Dane County, to permanently protect and restore wildlife habitat linking Walking Iron County Park with Mazomanie Wildlife Area. Transferred to Dane County 2009. This property is open to the public.
The Pasley's Swan Creek Farm Property is roughly 36 acres of wetland and agricultural fields along with a stretch of Swan Creek - a major tributary to Waubesa Wetlands and Lake Waubesa.
This 30-acre property protects the northern flank of Westport Drumlin, a very high-quality dry prairie and oak savanna remnant that is home to the state's largest population of the federally-threatened and state-endangered prairie bush clover and other rare species. This property is open to the public.
This 73.3 acre property protects the eastern flank of the Westport Drumlin, a very high quality dry prairie and oak savanna remnant that is home to the state's largest population of the federally-threatened and state-endangered prairie bush-clover (Lespedeza leptostachya) and other rare species. This property is open to the public.
This addition to the Westport Drumlin State Natural Area protects four prairie remnants and buffers the main prairie and savanna at Westport Drumlin. This property is open to the public.
This 9.7 acre property fills a gap in the Westport Drumlin landscape and puts another prairie remnant under permanent protection. This property is open to the public.
Thanks to the generosity of landowner Hazel Knudson, this 40-acre nature preserve, including prairie, wetland, and a tributary of Six Mile Creek, is open to the public north of the Village of Waunakee. Groundswell transferred this property to Dane County. It remains permanently protected. This property is open to the public.
Thanks to the generosity of landowner Hazel Knudson, this 40-acre nature preserve, including prairie, wetland, and a tributary of Six Mile Creek, is open to the public north of the Village of Waunakee. Groundswell transferred this property to Dane County. It remains permanently protected. This property is open to the public.
This conservation easement permanently protects from development a beautiful bluff rising above Okee Bay on the Wisconsin River. The 47-acre bluff has two prairie remnants, and a biological inventory turned up about 40 native plant species on the main remnant. There is no public access.
This donated conservation easement protects 42.5 acres of upland forest overlooking Lake Wisconsin. Located between two other conservation easements, it is part of a 182 acre corridor of upland woods, prairie remnants, wetlands, and 3000' of mostly undeveloped shoreline on Lake Wisconsin. There is no public access.
In family hands for 80 years, this 19.5 acre bluff rises 160 feet above a heavily-used section of the Wisconsin River. Development on "Wildcat Bluff" is permanently restricted to protect its beauty. The landowners sold the conservation easement at a generous discount. There is no public access.
This easement protects roughly 92 acres along the shore of Lake Wisconsin. This easement was transferred to Groundswell by Gathering Waters which originally protected the property. There is no public access.
This 21-acre conservation easement protects approximately 4000 feet of undeveloped shoreline, including important fish habitat, on Lake Wisconsin in Columbia County. There is no public access.
31 acres of wetland surrounded by state land on the Yahara River north of Stoughton, donated by the landowners. This property is open to the public.