NWLT To Map Old Growth Trees On Private Land
Even after the northern cutaway in the late 1900's and early 20th century, there were pockets of old growth forest left standing.
A group is beginning a unique study to discover how much old growth is remaining in an area which has been under studied.
Bryan Pierce is Executive Director of the Northwoods Land Trust in Eagle River. Pierce says the public sector old growth lands have been surveyed....
"....we know there's old growth remnants on public lands, but nobody has a good idea how much of that might exist on private land...."
Pierce says they will use a Geographic Information System project to see if we can map and then identify some of those old growth remnants. The study will be in Vilas county.
The Northwoods Land Trust is a non-profit, tax exempt organization that conserves land through holding conservation easements, owning and managing donated land, acquiring land or easements, or any combination of these. More information is at northwoodslandtrust. org