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A New Conservation Easement Protects Stream and Forest in Southern Door

While “looking for a campground” Ann and John Bladholm discovered a 40-acre woodland nestled along Claybanks Creek in Southern Door County. There, John and Ann would spend many years, loving the land and exposing their children and countless guests to the wonders of nature. In an effort to protect the land’s precious natural state and to honor its historic integrity, John and Ann donated a conservation easement to Door County Land Trust. “The Bladholms are habitat heroes,” said Tom Clay, Door County Land Trust Executive Director. “They loved and nurtured their land for more than a half century and now they have protected that same parcel for centuries to come,” Clay said. View the full article here >>

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Looking for a gift that lasts forever? Consider the gift of land with a Door County Land Trust Gift Membership!

When you give a gift membership, your friend or family member joins a group of people who cherish and care for Door County’s exceptional lands and waters. Learn how to purchase a Gift Membership here >>

Leaving a Legacy of Land

There are fewer and fewer places like Door County in the world. We have an opportunity and an obligation to future generations to identify, protect and care for Door County’s exceptional lands and waters. Including the Door County Land Trust in your estate plans creates a lasting legacy. Learn more about leaving a legacy here >>

Door County Land Trust Earns Accreditation Seal of Approval

Since our inception in 1986, the community has come to trust the Door County Land Trust to protect the county's exceptional land and waters...forever. We have worked closely with landowners, elected officials and conservation partners, and the community to create a lasting legacy of protected lands for the plants, animals and people who live here.

The Land Trust is poised for success with the much anticipated arrival of new Executive Director, Tom Clay. (Read more below.) But, we have even more good news! We are pleased to announce that the Door County Land Trust has achieved accreditation - a mark of distinction in land conservation. The nationally-recognized Land Trust Accreditation Commission awards accreditation to land trusts that meet standards for excellence, uphold the public trust and ensure that their conservation efforts are permanent.

Cathy Fiorato, secretary of the Door County Land Trust board of directors and leader of the accreditation application process says, "Our mission statement is a promise: 'To protect Door County's exceptional lands and waters forever,' and as an accredited land trust we are confident that we can keep that promise to our community, our conservation partners, and our donors." Earning the seal of accreditation is a validation of the strength of the Door County Land Trust's work since 1986 and an assurance that future work will uphold the same high standards.

The seal of accreditation is a symbol of the high standards the Door County Land Trust has achieved. Tammara Van Ryn, executive director of the Commission says, "Accredited land trusts stand together, united behind strong ethical standards ensuring the places people love will be conserved forever. This network of land trusts has demonstrated fiscal accountability, strong organizational leadership and lasting stewardship of conservation land."

The next exciting development during our 30th anniversary year will be the arrival in mid-September of Tom Clay as our new Executive Director. Tom joins us in a year when we expect to complete land acquisitions permanently protecting 313 acres, the planting of over 1800 trees at three nature preserves, invasive plant removal on a 140-acre expansion of the largest landscape restoration project in Land Trust history, and publication of the 30th Anniversary edition of the Door County Land Trust Hiking Trail Map.

We are pleased to welcome him on September 19 as the Land Trust is poised for a fantastic future. He will start with a solid foundation of 30 years of land protection successes and the recognition that accreditation provides that we have made a significant commitment to promoting conservation excellence and to safeguarding public trust in land conservation.

Read the Press Release: Door County Land Trust Announces Selection of the New Executive Director

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The accreditation seal was awarded to the
Door County Land Trust for meeting
the highest national standards
for excellence and conservation permanence.

Door County Land Trust
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Protecting Door County's exceptional lands and waters forever.

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