Location: Waupaca County
Area protected: 60 acres
Protection strategy: conservation easement
Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust's first donated conservancy, this is the first of two conservancies provided by the same landowner. Vesey Lake is a spring fed, kettle hole lake of approximately 50 acres surface area and depth of 10 feet. It provides excellent aquatic habitat for invertebrates, fish, amphibians, and waterfowl on this isolated, undeveloped land.
This property is ecologically diverse with:
- old growth white pine and oak stands
- a circa 1950 red pine plantation
- sloping woodland
- glacial boulders
- lake shoreline
- open water
- bogs and marsh areas.
Fauna observed or evidenced include:
- wood duck
- great blue heron
- sandhill crane
- marsh hawk
- white-tailed deer
- harrier hawk
This conservancy also provides excellent habitat for the variety of hepatics and orchids present.
*See also Timm's Grasslands