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.
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.
With this vegetarian version of suet (traditionally it's made from rendered animal fat) you can provide the perfect winter substitute for birds that normally feast on insects. This lipid-rich treat can help prepare year-round residents for the long winter and is quite the draw for birds such as woodpeckers, wrens, chickadees, nuthatches, and titmice. Check out this recipe, inspired by "The Misfit Baker" blog.
• 1 1/2 cups shortening (look for palm oil free options)
• 3/4 cups nut butter (any kind)
• 3 1/2 cups wild bird seed
• 1 cup quick oats
• 1/2 cup corn meal
• Ice cube tray
1. Mix the dry ingredients of bird seed, oats, and corn meal together and set aside.
2. Combine the shortening and nut butter in a separate bowl and melt. Stir until completely combined.
3. Pour the melted mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
4. Spoon mixture into the ice cube tray.
5. Freeze for one to two hours and place in your suet feeder!
Note: Not recommended for outdoor temperatures above 50 degrees .
Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust Earns National Recognition
Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust has 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 have steadily increased and 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 and defend 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.