The land trust that oversees the Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin -- which has its eastern terminus in Door County -- is applying for accreditation.
The Ice Age Trail Alliance, a nonprofit organization that works to protect and promote the trail, has applied to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. The commission conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs. The accreditation seal recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national standards for excellence.
The trail is 1,000 miles long and roughly follows the outline of Wisconsin's most recent glacier, which retreated from the state more than 10,000 years ago. The trail's eastern terminus is at Potawatomi State Park in Door County. The western terminus is in Interstate State Park on the Minnesota border near St. Croix Falls.
The trail is one of only 11 National Scenic Trails in the country.