Preserves to Explore

Door Peninsula Coastal Wetlands BioBlitz is this Friday!

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Door Peninsula Coastal Wetlands BioBlitz June 21, 2019 Choose Your Own Adventure, and Discover Your Love of Science! 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, Science Discovery Work with scientists to discover and document the plants, animals, insects, amphibians, birds, and other species. 8:15 pm – 10:00 pm, Bat Count and Hike Evening bat count and hike […]


Bay Shore Blufflands Buckthorn Blast Native Demonstration Gardens

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Location: Bay Shore Blufflands Nature Preserve, 5454 Bay Shore Drive Date: Monday, June 24, 2019 Time: 9:30-11:30 What to wear: Dress in layers for a variety of weather possibilities. Long sleeves and long pants are recommended. What to bring: Water bottle, sunscreen, snacks, insect repellent. You may bring work gloves, goggles, kneepads or other personal […]

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The journey to discovery begins here… 2019 Outings and Events Register for events at 9:00 am on Wednesday, May 29 We invite you to celebrate Door County’s beautiful open spaces and wild places! In our 2019 schedule of outings and events, you’ll find many ways to connect with the land and the people who make Door […]

Door Peninsula Coastal Wetlands BioBlitz

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Door Peninsula Coastal Wetlands BioBlitz June 18- 21, 2019 We’re doing an ecological inventory of our natural wetlands treasures—and we need your help. Become a citizen scientist for a day! It’s called a BioBlitz—a community science activity for people of all ages and experience.  Discover and document the variety of species found at the Three Springs […]


Washington Islands Birding Festival

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May 16th – 19th, 2019 Washington, Plum and Rock Islands are on a flyway where thousands of birds come through every year on this particular weekend. Enjoy birding in small groups with experienced guides on these beautiful Islands May 16 -19, 2019. The 2018 festival totaled 146 species on the check list. Boat trips to […]

Chambers Island Nature Preserve Expands with 50 Newly Protected Acres!

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We are pleased to announce that Thursday, December 13, the Door County Land Trust completed two more land acquisitions on Chambers Island!  These two additional projects are the third and fourth of five planned land protection projects on the island this December! The two properties, one a 10-acre hardwood and hemlock forest and the other […]

Volunteer Work Day at Oak Road Nature Preserve

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Tuesday, September 25 9:00am – 12:00 pm 6391 Oak Road Join the Door County Land Trust for a morning of work at Oak Road Nature Preserve. We will be enhancing restoration efforts by continuing the control of non-native honeysuckle and autumn olive. Please meet at the Oak Road Nature Preserve parking area located at 6391 […]

Year of the Bird

Year of the Bird!

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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the International Migratory Bird Treaty Act. To recognize that landmark legislation, National Geographic, BirdLife International and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology declared 2018 as the “Year of the Bird.” As we carry out the mission of Door County Land Trust we are reminded of a […]

Register for Summer Events
June 5th!

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  We invite you to celebrate Door County’s beautiful open spaces! In our 2018 schedule of outings and events, you’ll find many ways to connect with the land and the people who make Door County such a special place to live and visit. From forest mindfulness immersion to discovering the aquatic wonders seen only under […]

Holiday Hunt Dec. 24-Jan. 1: Safe Hiking and Hunting

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Holiday Hunt! A special deer hunt will take place December 24, 2017 – January 1, 2018.  Hikers may wish to avoid these Door County Land Trust nature preserves open to this special hunting season: Three Springs Nature Preserve, Heins Creek Nature Preserve, Kangaroo Lake Nature Preserve, Lautenbach Woods Nature Preserve, Legacy Nature Preserve at Clay […]

Door County Land Trust Surpasses 8,000 Acres Protected

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106 Acres Added to Chambers Island Nature Preserve The Door County Land Trust announces today that it has now surpassed 8,000 acres protected from development through the addition of 106 acres to the Chambers Island Nature Preserve. Door County Land Trust Executive Director Tom Clay says, “We are pleased that with this most recent acquisition […]

Birds of Washington Island

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Washington Island birder and volunteer photographer Melody Walsh shares these photos, fresh from the Island! Washington Island is known for its charm and relaxed pace of life, but did you know the island is also home to a wide variety of birds? Spring is a great time to see the feathers residents of the island, […]

170th bird species recorded on Chambers Island

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  For a small, four-square-mile island, Chambers Island’s list of nesting and migratory birds includes a remarkable number of species deemed as rare, endangered, special concern or of greatest conservation need. For the birds, Chambers Island provides a safe resting stop on their migration or a summer nesting site to raise their young. Earlier this […]

Pitcher's Dune Thistle

Evil Weevils and Thistles with Nets

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  The Land Trust’s Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve is host to one of the region’s most robust populations of the federally-endangered Pitcher’s dune thistle, a rare plant that depends on open sand dunes. Researchers from Chicago Botanic Gardens and Land Trust staff hope joint efforts can keep this population healthy for years to […]

Top Five Preserves for Fall Foliage

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It’s time get outside and enjoy the fall colors!  According to the Wisconsin Fall Color Report on, 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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