The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board has approved an easement from the Lyme Timber Company for over 7 thousand acres of land in Douglas County.
This is the last of three easements in the Brule-St. Croix Legacy Forest Project to ensure that a total of 73 thousand acres of land will be available for public recreation and nature based outdoor activities.
Doug Haag, real estate director for the Wisconsin DNR, says the 3.5 million dollar easement “is important for the state to ensure this large track of wild forest land will remain in sustainable forest production and avoid the fragmentation that could take place without this easement.”
Nearly two thousand acres of the easement property is located within the Brule River State Forest.
The Lyme Timber Company, or any future owner, will be responsible for land management within terms of the easement.
This easement used funding from the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program.