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A Brief History of the Devil’s Punchbowl

A Brief History of the Devil’s Punchbowl

Image from the Chippewa Valley Museum Collection The Devil’s Punchbowl is created by deed when the Town of Menomonie took title, then deeded over to Dunn County, who performed a certified survey (CSM 838) which is now how these lands are legally described.Dunn County...

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Brownstone Trail Update

Brownstone Trail Update

Traveling from the City of Bayfield to Port Superior, the Brownstone Trail is a popular trail among Bayfield residents and visitors. Landmark Conservancy helped establish the trail in 1996 in cooperation with private landowners who own sections of the trail. A portion...

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240 Acres Protected Forever in Douglas County

240 Acres Protected Forever in Douglas County

A view of Newman Lake located on the 160-acre addition to the easement granted to Landmark Conservancy by Bruce Jessen and Gail Baldwin. Photo credit: Airfox Photography LLCWhen Gail Baldwin and Bruce Jessen set out to purchase land in northwest Wisconsin fifteen...

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A Brownstone Trail Stewardship Story

A Brownstone Trail Stewardship Story

Conservation Manager Erika Lang with volunteers Rex Dollinger and Suz and Bryce ThomsonWritten by: Dennis McCann Covid-19 has changed life in so many ways in 2020, including how we mourn. After Peg Dollinger died last November, her husband Rex made plans for a...

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Rivertime Reflections

Rivertime Reflections

Written by: Tom Andersen, Volunteer I had ridden my bicycle down State Highway 70 for 20 minutes to get to the river.  Sitting on the abutment of the old bridge that crossed the St. Croix River on Highway 70, it never occurred to me that I’d someday be worried about...

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The Punchbowl’s Summer Moods

The Punchbowl’s Summer Moods

Many years have passed since I last visited the Punchbowl and like an old friend, she welcomed me back without judgement. With my camera in hand, I descended the well-worn steps hoping to hear her voice, understand her many moods, and capture her beauty. I vowed not to be the typical tourist who makes a hurried stop, snaps a photo and jumps back into their car and speeds away to their next destination. Rather I visited the Punchbowl several times ove […]

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Lake Superior Shoreline Project Protects Critical Habitat

Lake Superior Shoreline Project Protects Critical Habitat

Landmark Conservancy has purchased 53 acres adjacent to the mouth of the Middle River Estuary in Douglas County, which includes 1,990 feet of Lake Superior shoreline. The “Mouth of the Middle” is considered a Land Legacy Place as a Western Lake Superior Drowned River Mouth, indicated by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Its conservation protects important migratory bird habitat and benefits shore birds of Greatest Conservation Need. Th […]

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