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.

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Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust
Stakeholder Notification/Public Notice
Renewal Accreditation 2022

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation. A public comment period is now open.

 

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs.

 

The Land Trust has been nationally accredited by the Land Trust Alliance since 2017.  According to Executive Director Deb Nett, “Accreditation provides independent confirmation that the Land Trust operates to the highest standards in land conservation and non-profit management. In particular, it assures that the organization fulfills its responsibility to conserve its land and easements in perpetuity.”

 

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. For the full list of standards see http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/help-and-resources/indicator-practices.

 

To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit www.landtrustaccreditation.org, or email your comment to info@landtrustaccreditation.org. Comments may also be faxed or mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments: (fax) 518-587-3183; (mail) 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

 

Comments on Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust’s application will be most useful by July 1, 2022.

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.

Donate

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!

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!