Celebrate Land Trust Days at Krank Nature Preserve
Saturday, August 24, 10 a.m. To Noon
The Krank Nature Preserve at Cornell will welcome visitors to learn about and explore the preserve from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 24. The special event is one of a series of "Land Trust Days" events hosted statewide in August and September to welcome the public to the wide variety of lands preserved by local land trusts around the state and encourage everyone to "have fun outside".
The 598-acre Krank Nature Preserve near Cornell was acquired by the Chippewa County Land Conservancy in 2013 to protect the unique natural landscape and provide a permanent route for the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.
Local conservancy hosts will escort visitors on short hikes to introduce the property and the various landscapes it includes. Afterward, an opportunity to learn about the property, meet neighbors, and enjoy refreshments will be provided at a facility on the property.
The property includes varied habits, including upland mesic forest, tamarack bog, sedge meadows, alder thicket, streams, and field. The upland woods is especially rich in spring wildflowers.
Hike options will include part of the Ice Age Trail as well as other primitive trails on the property. Some trails may be rough or wet, so wear appropriate footwear and bring insect and sun protection.
The preserve was acquired using Knowles Nelson Stewardship Funds and Federal Land and Water Conservation (Ice Age Trail) funds and is always open to the public for nature-based activity. Access is only available on foot via the Ice Age Trail on Hwy CC and a small parking area on Hwy Z.
The entrance to the property and event parking is at 23200 County Highway CC, Cornell WI 54732.
The Chippewa County Land Conservancy helps to preserve unique and scenic lands in and around Chippewa County. It manages six properties, and assists landowners in conserving several other parcels.
"Land Trust Days" events are coordinated by Gathering Waters, Wisconsin’s Alliance for Land Trusts.
For more information contact Richard Smith, (715) 933-0252, or visit https://chippewaconservancy.com.