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Preserving more than 14,000 acres of forest land approved

Wednesday, July 24, 2019   (0 Comments)

By News8000

The Legislature's budget committee has approved spending more than $4 million to purchase more than 14,000 acres of forest land in northern Wisconsin under the state's stewardship program.

The land in Iron County would be preserved for public access and protected from development under the $4.3 million purchase approved by the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee on Tuesday. The purchase is one of the largest in the 30-year history of the state's Knowles-Nelson Stewardship program.

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