The Northwood Alliance, Incorporated (NWA) is a nonprofit conservation organization registered in the state of Wisconsin and with the IRS as a 501(c)3 and 509(a)2. The Northwood Alliance has long acted as an advocate for the local communities by educating, strengthening environmental networking and assisting in local action. Our most recent focus is the tangible protection of important land by fee ownership or conservation agreements. We will assist land trusts and other conservation groups in areas they well serve, and work directly on land protection in areas not well served by other groups. NWA believes in land conservation for the environmental, economic, social and intrinsic benefits provided to society now and into the future!
“Highlighting the Benefits of Land Conservation” Partners in Forestry Annual Meeting Saturday November 3. 2018
At least 50 people participated in the largest gathering this year in our series ‘Appreciate Our Common Lands; a hands on celebration of the benefits of forest land conservation’ on Saturday Nov. 3 in Boulder Junction.
The morning session was out in the woods in the heart of the NHAL State Forest, led by Ron Eckstein, John Schwarzmann, Paul Stearns and forest health specialist, Linda Williams. The discussion focused on the threat of Oak Wilt, managing for wildlife and regeneration of oak following controlled burning. Following a hearty lunch and fellowship at the Big Bear Hideaway, Heather Kaarakka, WDNR Conservation Biologist, presented a very informative powerpoint program on bat research, invoking numerous questions and discussion. The program next moved to a trio of notable conservation experts who have had distinguished careers compiling over a century of conservation experience. Paul Delong, Mike Dombeck and Dick Steffes were all very comfortable discussing their impressive accomplishments and promoting the numerous benefits of forest land conservation practices, programs and activities.
Door prizes included a rustic wood plank bench as well as bird’s eye sugar maple bread boards. More thorough description will be forthcoming in Partners News.
Partners in Forestry and the Northwoods Alliance are hosting this series in cooperation with help from the UW Center for Cooperatives.