Location: Waushara County
Area protected: 80 acres
Protection strategy: conservation easement
As a class 2 trout stream at this point along its course, the Pine River is an example of the special nature of "Sand County Trout Streams" listed in Wisconsin's Land Legacy Report. The Lower Pine River flows through this property and eventually outlets into Lake Poygan. Totaling 308 square miles in Waupaca, Waushara and Winnebago counties, the Pine River and Willow Creek Watershed drains into the Winnebago pools lakes.
With its fully intact vegetation cover, the entire parcel contributes to the stabilization of the sandy soils, protection of the water quality of the Lower Pine River and Lake Poygan, and allows for a controlled recharge of the local aquifer.
Pine River I is home to numerous species including:
- red oak
- black oak
- white oak
- bur oak
- black cherry
- red-shouldered hawk - state threatened
- cerulean warbler - state threatened
- acadian flycatcher - state threatened
- sandhill crane