By Paul Schmitt
The Door County Land Trust has just acquired 113 additional acres of property on Chambers Island as part of the nature preserve. With the current acquisition, the Chambers Island Nature Preserve now has 487 acres of forest, wetland and interior shoreline of Lake Mackaysee. Executive Director Tom Clay says the recent purchase includes a unique and valuable piece of land including a 15-acre leather-leaf muskeg (bog), the only one found in Door County.
When it is completed, the Chambers Island Nature Preserve will be the largest of fifteen nature preserves that are owned and managed by the Door County Land Trust. The Land Trust protects nearly 7,800 acres in Door County and is open to the public at no charge for hiking, cross-country skiing, wildlife observation and some forms of hunting.
(Photo by Drew Reinke)