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Door County Conservationists Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

When you think of the people in Door County who have fostered a love of nature through teaching and sharing their passion for the outdoors, two names always rise to the top. Roy and Charlotte Lukes were recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Gathering Waters Conservancy’s 12th Annual Land Conservation Leadership Awards celebration.…

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Top Five Preserves for Fall Foliage

It’s time get outside and enjoy the fall colors!  According to the Wisconsin Fall Color Report on travelwisconsin.com, Door County is at 50% now, with peak color anticipated in mid-October. These five preserves are some of our favorite places to enjoy autumn’s splendor! 1. Richter Community Forest Nature Preserve, Washington Island 2. White Cliff Nature…

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Committed Conservationists Gather at Land Trust Alliance 2014 Rally

Every year, over 1800 land trusts gather from around the country and world to share their inspirational work, to learn from each other, and to improve the work we do for our communities. The Door County Land Trust participated in the Land Trust Alliance 2014 Rally by sending staff members Cinnamon Rossman and Julie Schartner.…

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A Home with a View: Kestrel Nest Boxes Installed at the Legacy Preserve at Clay Banks

Preserve Steward Tom Mabbott spear-headed the project to install nesting boxes at three Door County Land Trust Preserves.  The nesting boxes will give a safe nesting area to these birds that need open fields to hunt prey.  Kestrel populations have dwindled over the past few decades due to the use of pesticides which make shells…

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