Door County: A Place Like No Other
Once introduced to Door County, it doesn’t take long to know, almost in one’s bones, that it is a special place. The European settlers who landed in Ephraim sensed it. Those who live here know it. Even the casual weekend visitor quickly realizes it. Whether it’s a trillium-strewn forest floor or the early morning mist rising from Kangaroo Lake, some part of Door County’s beauty seeps into the soul and takes hold.
What is intuitively apparent—that Door County is a place like no other—is, in fact, backed up by science. With more miles of shoreline and more rare plants and animals than any other county in Wisconsin, Door County is an ecologically diverse treasure. Two major factors contribute to this diversity—limestone dolomite bedrock and the cooling effects of Lake Michigan: land and water. The story of how these factors influence Door County began millions of years ago, thousands of miles away.
Land Donation Protects Water Quality on Washington Island
Conservation Easement a Gift to Southern Door Water Quality
Chambers Island Landowners Purchase Additional Retreat Center Property for Preserve
How to Stay Safe During Hunting Season
Two Gifts of Land Donated to Door County Land Trust
Fond du Lac has returned!
From Farm to Forest
Hilltop Conservation Easement
Wetland, Woodland, and Wild land
Protected in Southern Door County
Chambers Island Nature Preserve Grows
with a Key Addition Near Marina
High Quality Forest Protected at Gibraltar-Ephraim Swamp
Resources and Links
Green Resources: Ecology and Environment
Door County Library links to local information and resources on a variety of environmental and ecological topics.
An interactive, in-depth analysis of lands for natural resource protection and land use planning.
DOOR COUNTY LAND INFORMATION PORTAL
Search Door County land records and web map.
DOOR COUNTY GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION SUSCEPTIBILITY MAP