Location: Brown County
Area Protected: 68.8 acres
Protection Strategy: Conservation Easement
This property consists of approximately 1,800 feet of shoreline on the west shore of Green Bay along an embayment shared with Little Tail Point, and includes an oak woods situated on a relict beach, floodplain forest, shrub-carr, and sedge meadow. The shrub-carr, meadows, and vernal pools that occur on the property are rare wetland types. Protection of this area will help maintain water quality and the ecological integrity of Green Bay by recharging groundwater and filtering sediments from agricultural lands.
The conservation value of this land is enriched due to its proximity to state and federally protected lands. It is nestled among the Green Bay West Shore’s State Wildlife Area and the Little Tail Unit which are being protected and managed for Green Bay fish spawning and nursery areas. The property serves as wildlife habitat for terrestrial and aquatic plants and animals. It is also an important breeding and migratory stop over and habitat for many songbirds, waterfowl, gulls and terns, including several rare species.