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Island Lake Hemlocks old-growth hike
John Bates and Zach Wilson will lead an old-growth hike in the Island Lake Hemlocks State Natural Area on August 21, 2019.
Island Lake Hemlocks State Natural Area features one of the oldest old-growth hemlock-hardwood stands in northern Wisconsin. Although small, the 10-acre upland island of undisturbed, old-growth hemlock and yellow birch contains some trees reaching 30 inches in diameter. The site and general area is critical habitat for the American Marten, a state-endangered species that prefers older aged mixed hardwoods and hemlock/pine. Zach Wilson, from the Iron County Land & Water Conservation Department, has conducted extensive marten research within this area and will share his knowledge of this rare animal.
This program is presented by the North Lakeland Discovery Center, and registration and a registration fee will be required. For more information, visit the Discovery Center’s website or call 715-543-2085.