Established 1992

Waukesha County Land Conservancy

Protecting and caring for environmentally significant land
and water in Waukesha County for future generations.


Annual Reports

2017 Annual Report - Coming soon

Nearly 2,900 Acres Protected! 
Genesee Lake Road Tamarack Preserve Purchased

We have acquired the 60-acre Genesee Lake Road Tamarack Preserve, thanks to the generosity of our members and supporters! This preserve abuts our 50 acre Summit Bog property and is home to many species of special interest, including the showy lady's slipper (pictured on the right), the woodcock, the blue-winged warbler, and the cerulean warbler. 

We are not quite finished. . .We still need to raise $21,250 to cover the acquisition related costs (i.e. appraisal, survey, and legal fees) and the first year stewardship and restoration costs. Once we protect a piece land, we must care for it or it will degrade--destroying the land we wanted to protect.

Waukesha County Land Conservancy Adds 110 Acres

On August 13, 2011 The Waukesha County Land Conservancy completed the purchase of a 110 acre addition to the Ottawa Wildlife Refuge  with the help of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund.  The site contains a mixture of uplands and wetlands and expands the wildlife habitat range of the Ottawa Wildlife Refuge to 500 acres and increased the total land protected to over 2,700 acres.