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.
Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust
New Look Coming Soon
Phase One - Refreshed Brand
With our latest issue of Land Matters, the Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust newsletter, we introduced our new look.
An updated logo with a cleaner design complimented by a pallet of color chosen to fit our mission, and a fresh set of fonts were used for the first time to highlight the conservation achievements of the Land Trust.
Phase Two - A New Website
In 2024, we look forward to unveiling an entirely new website. The new website will feature our new brand, revolving content and it will highlight ways to be a part of our land conservation mission.
For users who volunteer with the Land Trust, there will be new portals to access the information you use. And, for people who just want to get outdoors we will provide information about our preserves and the best way to access and enjoy the places we protect.
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.
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.