The Bayfield Regional Conservancy is a land trust that works in northwestern Wisconsin to save natural areas, scenic lands, farmland, trails and open space that makes this region beautiful. The conservancy works on a voluntary basis with private landowners to preserve land through conservation easements. The Conservancy also buys land for nature preserves and provides technical support to local governments to carry out conservation initiatives. The Bayfield Regional Conservancy was founded by local citizens in 1996. Founding members include: Cherie Routhier, Madeline Hart, Shannon Swanstrom, Bill Hackbarth, Connie Burditt, Gary Connell, Bill Ferraro and others. Operating as an all-volunteer organization, the Conservancy first concentrated on saving the Brownstone Trail, a railroad grade that serves as a public walking trail from Bayfield to Port Superior Marina. The Bayfield Regional Conservancy is a non-profit land conservation organization supported almost entirely by contributions from people like you. If you would like to become a member, please see the Donate page. In 2003 the BRC was named the (first-ever) Land Trust of the Year in Wisconsin. In 2004 we were awarded the Good Neighbor of the Year award by the Bayfield Chamber of Commerce. We seek conservation projects that protect natural resources and also provide for a strong, local economy that is based on the beauty of the Bayfield region.
Protecting natural land, lakes, forests and farms in Northwestern Wisconsin