DOUGLAS COUNTY: ACQ-Upper St Croix Flowage Land Acquisition-Bell Trust/Wilcox Is

Purpose

Douglas County will acquire approximately 128 acres (six parcels) of land located on the Gordon/St. Croix Flowage to protect the headwaters of the St. Croix Scenic Riverway. The properties include primarily wooded acreage located along both the southern shore of the flowage and Wilcox Island along the northern shore. A legal description of the parcels is attached. The property will be managed by the County Forestry Department as either special use areas to preserve and protect the water quality and wildlife habitat of the flowage or as county forest lands. The primary goals of the property's management plan are 1) to preserve and protect the water quality of the flowage and the high quality fishery and wildlife habitat, rich in both aquatic and terrestial bio-diversity 2) to protect the southern shoreline of the flowage from further development, and 3) to protect and maintain as a unique benchmark stand the old growth red and white pine stand on Wilcox Island. The property will be open for public access and use but intensive access or recreational provisions are not planned.

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Lakes Grant
Lake Protection Grant
LPT-053
1996
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Grant Awarded
Douglas County will acquire approximately 128 acres (six parcels) of land located on the Gordon/St. Croix Flowage to protect the headwaters of the St. Croix Scenic Riverway. The properties include primarily wooded acreage located along both the southern shore of the flowage and Wilcox Island along the northern shore. A legal description of the parcels is attached. The property will be managed by the County Forestry Department as either special use areas to preserve and protect the water quality and wildlife habitat of the flowage or as county forest lands. The primary goals of the property's management plan are 1) to preserve and protect the water quality of the flowage and the high quality fishery and wildlife habitat, rich in both aquatic and terrestial bio-diversity 2) to protect the southern shoreline of the flowage from further development, and 3) to protect and maintain as a unique benchmark stand the old growth red and white pine stand on Wilcox Island. The property will be open for public access and use but intensive access or recreational provisions are not planned.
Land Acquisition
Douglas County will acquire approximately 128 acres (six parcels) of land located on the Gordon/St. Croix Flowage to protect the headwaters of the St. Croix Scenic Riverway. The properties include primarily wooded acreage located along both the southern shore of the flowage and Wilcox Island along the northern shore. The property will be managed by the County Forestry Department as either special use areas to preserve and protect the water quality and wildlife habitat of the flowage or as county forest lands. The primary goals - preserve and protect the water quality of the flowage and the high quality fishery and wildlife habitat, rich in both aquatic and terrestial bio-diversity -- protect the southern shoreline of the flowage from further development, and 3) to protect and maintain as a unique benchmark stand the old growth red and white pine stand on Wilcox Island. -
Land Acquisition
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Watershed