About Us

Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust is a non-profit, member-supported organization. We are northeast Wisconsin's only regional land trust, and work in 12 counties to preserve our region's lands, waters, and wildlife. Since our founding in 1996, we have preserved more than 6,000 acres of natural land, including forests, wetlands, and miles of shoreline.

Our Mission

To preserve lands that protect our waters, landscapes, and natural habitats for this, and future, generations.

Join Us

Friends and volunteers are a big part of our work. To find out more about events, workdays, internships, and other volunteer opportunities, contact us.

Public Preserves

Visit our Public Preserves page to learn more about the nine preserves that are open to the public and to find directions from your location.


Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust depends on people like you to make a difference to our future. We welcome your ideas, gifts, and enthusiastic support of our work!

Wolf Ecology: The True Story of Wolves

Marinette County, Wausaukee, Wisconsin

Saturday October 16, 2021

9:30 am - 2 pm


9:30-11 am: Wolf Ecology Workshop

11 am-12 pm: Brown Bag Lunch

12-2 pm: Fieldwork

Register now for a special day-long program with NEWLT conservancy landowner Ron VanderVelden, inspiring and beloved teacher of environmental science whose passion for wolves has led to years of work as an active carnivore tracker.


Ron has more than 30 years' experience tracking wolves for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and is the Regional Coordinator for Region 9. He's excited to share his knowledge and experiences of the elusive and complex creatures that have captivated him for years.


Workshop and Fieldwork

The morning workshop includes Ron's background on the biology, ecology, and current status of wolves in Wisconsin. After a brown bag lunch, we'll take a short drive to the Island Lake territory for a hike and outdoor learning experience in known wolf territory. Because wolves are elusive creatures, the field experience will provide a glimpse of wolf habitat and possibly some signs of activity, although wolf sightings are extremely rare.


This event is free of charge to NEWLT members and friends, and will fill up fast.

Space is limited to 20 participants


To register, please RSVP by email to lindas@newlt.org

or call (920) 738-7265.


Include the numbers and names of people who would like to attend, as well as preferred contact information.


A carpool may be organized from Appleton to Wausaukee, provided enough interest.

Preserve Hunting Rules

NEWLT recognizes hunting as an important wildlife management tool. The excise tax dollars generated from the sale of guns, ammunition, and outdoor equipment has benefited natural habitats for all wildlife species. Hunters play an important role as conservation partners with NEWLT through aiding in controlling the populations of white-tailed deer and turkeys.

Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust Earns National Recognition

In July 2017, Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust joined a network of 389 accredited land trusts nationally that have demonstrated their commitment to professional excellence and to maintaining the public’s trust in their work.

Accreditation demonstrates NEWLT’s commitment to permanent land conservation in northeast Wisconsin.

- Accredited land trusts now steward nearly 80% of conservation lands and easements held by all land trusts.

- Accredited land trusts protected five times more land from 2010 to 2015 than land trusts that were not yet accredited.

- Accredited land trusts have stronger internal systems and greater resources to steward their conservation lands forever.

- As a result of these standards, the public’s trust in land conservation has increased--helping to win support for federal, state, and local conservation funding measures.

NEWLT is now Accredited!