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Iron County land is conserved

A block of 13,732 acres of private forest land in Iron County will be permanently conserved under a working forest easement announced Wednesday. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has purchased the easement in a deal brokered by the no...

 A block of 13,732 acres of private forest land in Iron County will be permanently conserved under a working forest easement announced Wednesday.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has purchased the easement in a deal brokered by the nonprofit Conservation Fund.
The state paid $4.47 million for the easement that will keep the land, 15 miles southwest of Hurley, undeveloped and open to logging as well as public recreation. The money came from the state’s Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program.
The Twin Lakes Legacy Forest, formerly owned by Consolidated Paper and more recently by Twin Lakes Legacy Forest, is considered important for timber production and habitat as more private forest land is being sold for development of recreational homes and cabins.

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