|Who are we?
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 Conservancy negotiated an easement for a stretch of the trail through a new sub-division so the trail wouldn't be lost for public use.
In 2000, the Conservancy added a half-time executive director to focus on land protection projects.You can see committee descriptions for the Conservancy's committees.
2003-2004 Board of Directors President - Spencer Robnik Vice President - Shannon Swanstrom Secretary - Kathleen Russell Treasurer - Ernie Korpela Mike Crowell Bill Ferraro Nan Fey Tom Frizzell Tam Hofman Art Ode Nancy Sandstrom 2003-2004 Council Lois Albrecht Jack Beagan & Dee Johnson Janet Bewley Bob Brander Kim Bro Bob Bruce Bill & Nancy Bussey Arnie & Patty Carver ML & Ron Coburn Jim & Joan Collins Gary & Kris Connell Mike & Karen Crowell Rick & Janet Dale Matt Dallman Bob Davidson Rex & Peg Dollinger Tom Doolittle Mark & Pam Dryer Mark & Shari Eggleson Claudia Ferraro Ed & Shirley Flitz Rozanne Frizzell Ulf Gavert Martin Hanson Tim & Kitty Hartnett Bob Hauser Ron & Carolyn Hollstadt Jocelyn Jacobs Curt Johnson Jerry & Linda Johnson Phyllis Johnson Tim Kane Janice Korpela Bill Larson Tracey Ledder Dave Lee Bruce Lindgren Doug Liphart Craig Locey Larry MacDonald Mark Musolf Bob & Sue Nelson Lorain Olsen Judith Peyton Liz Quast Bruce Rapps Beth Reed Kent & Dorothy Richmond Judith Robnik Marilyn & Bill Van Sant Jane Silberstein Cynthia Stokvis Tom Wojciechowski Marilyn & Alan Youel
|Meaning of logo symbols (from artist Cherie Routhier)
The logo was derived from Anishinaabeg (Ojibwa) pictographs of the pre-Europeran contact period. The picture writing system was in widespread use in the Great Lakes area.