Kettle Moraine Land Trust is looking for your ideas! We are asking for help to identify important land conservation sites and environmental programs for Walworth County. Conservation efforts are more successful when people share common goals and work together. Ensuring clean water, protecting agriculture and open space, providing access to nature areas and maintaining important wildlife habitat are goals common to many communities and the Kettle Moraine Land Trust.
In order to understand local ideas and opinions about land conservation and environmental challenges, we need your help. Please complete the Advancing Conservation Survey. It will only take a few moments and your opinion matters. Survey information will be used to prioritize conservation sites, environmental education and protection programs offered by the Kettle Moraine Land Trust.
KETTLE MORAINE LAND TRUST RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION!
Accreditation Awarded by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission
For over a dozen years the Kettle Moraine Land Trust in Walworth County has assisted landowners and communities to conserve the lands they love. Now, the Kettle Moraine Land Trust has been awarded the national seal of land trust excellence by an independent commission - the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. Accredited land trusts have met national standards for excellence, uphold the public trust and ensure that conservation efforts are permanent.
Sue Heffron, a board member for the Trust, expresses how important achieving accreditation is: "We learned that the steps to protecting and preserving land are not trivial, and must be done correctly. By achieving the seal of excellence through national land trust accreditation, we embrace the serious work of permanently preserving important lands in our community." Operating with nonprofit excellence is increasingly important as Kettle Moraine Land Trust increases its pace of conservation work in Walworth County.
New Preserve in Northeastern Walworth County:
The newest Kettle Moraine Land Trust property is located a stone's throw from Lake Beulah on a hilltop with a sweeping view of the Lake's sparkling waters. Through the Wisconsin DNR's Stewardship Grant program, the Kettle Moraine Land Trust will be able to preserve the native prairie and woodland habitats on the 8 acre site. See Beulah Bluff Preserve project webpage.