Northwoods Alliance (NWA) is hosting a combined third and fourth hike in its series highlighting the creation of a “Wildcat Falls Community Forest” on September 25, 2019, featuring an afternoon mushroom foray led by Anne Small starting at 1 p.m. CST. Those interested can participate in and enjoy the beautiful fall colors through the old growth forests to the waterfalls and also learn about our Northwoods fungi. We also may be fortunate enough to see some migrating birds. Hikes are guided and free but we recommend registering at firstname.lastname@example.org for directions, questions, and any notification of changes due to inclement weather. Hikers are asked to bring water, snacks, mushroom collecting basket, and wear appropriate foot wear, raingear, binoculars, camera, walking sticks. We will be meeting at Nordine’s parking lot at the corner of US Hwy. 45 and US 2 at 1 p.m., and then caravan to Wildcat Falls.
The University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives supports these educational events offered by Northwoods Alliance, Inc., as a continuing extension of the series “Appreciate Our Common Lands”. The Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program (CFP) of the USFS has awarded a grant to NWA to help accomplish our goal. The CFP offers a unique opportunity for communities to acquire and conserve forests that provide public access and recreational opportunities, protect vital water supplies and wildlife habitat, serve as demonstration sites for private forest landowners, and provide economic benefits from timber and non-timber forest products. CFP is also for the protection and preservation of natural habitat of fish, wildlife, plants, forests and historic sites providing community benefits. For more information on NWA or this community project call 715-479-8528.