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Dell Creek Wildlife Area Expands with the Glander Addition

Anglers celebrate the expansion of the Dell Creek Wildlife Area, now permanently protected in part by the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program.

In January of 2022, Groundswell Conservancy acquired 40 acres of land at Dell Creek Wildlife Area thanks to the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program and other supporters. 

This latest land acquisition – located in Sauk County – has been named the Glander Addition. The Dell Creek Wildlife Area encompasses 2,557 acres of land, primarily consisting of grasslands, forests, trout streams, farmland, and savannas.

The acquisition cost $90,000 and was made possible, in large part, by a $62,000 grant through the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program.

Aldo Leopold Chapter Trout Unlimited, Badger Fly Fishers, Southern Wisconsin Chapter Trout Unlimited, and the Watershed Access Fund of the Wisconsin State Council of Trout Unlimited then raised the $20,000+ that was needed to complete the deal.

The neighboring territory of the Glander Addition comprises wetlands and elevated areas with a mixed oak forest. Without funding from Knowles-Nelson, this crucial land parcel, connecting two sections of the Dell Creek Wildlife Area, would remain unprotected and inaccessible to the public.

Featured image from Groundswell Conservancy.

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