12 August 2019

We are honored to share that Landmark Conservancy has been recognized as the 2019 Land Trust of the Year by Gathering Waters, Wisconsin’s alliance for land trusts! The annual Land Conservation Leadership Awards recognize individuals and groups that “help protect the land, water, wildlife, and way of life that make Wisconsin special.” 

Landmark was selected in part due to the merger process that was undertaken by former Bayfield Regional Conservancy and West Wisconsin Land Trust. 

“The successful merger of two strong land trusts is impressive when one thinks of all the dynamics involved in bringing together two distinct organizations,” said Mike Carlson, Executive Director of Gathering Waters. “With the combined knowledge and expertise of the staff, Landmark Conservancy will continue to protect and preserve land that provides clean water, healthy soils, habitat for wildlife, sustainable food sources, and spaces for public enjoyment. This is an incredible accomplishment worth honoring and celebrating.”

Landmark Conservancy has protected over 36,000 acres, including 207 conservation easements and 57 public recreation areas. Many of these areas provide opportunities for nature-based outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, hunting, birding, biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. 

Thank you to all of our supporters, partners, staff, board members and volunteers. Our work is only possible because of people like you. 

The 2019 Land Trust of the Year award will be presented to Landmark Conservancy at the Gathering Waters’ 17th Annual Land Conservation Leadership Awards Celebration in Madison, Wisconsin on September 26, 2019.