Mark your calendars! May 10, 2018. 7:00 p.m. Robert (Bob) Hay, President of Turtles for Tomorrow and retired WI DNR herpetologist, will talk about the habitat types and life history characteristics of the five turtles species that live in northern Wi
Join neighbors and friends to learn about and celebrate the recent accomplishments and ongoing projects of the Friends Group.
Four Corners Food and Spirits, 30015 County E, Mason
4:00 Annual meeting and Power Point presentation
5:00 Pizza bar ($10) or order off the menu
Dear Friends of the Lincoln Community Forest,
You are invited to attend a program on the Life and Ecology of Wisconsin’s Large Furbearers of the North, presented by John Olson retired WDNR Furbearer Specialist. Olson’s presentation promises to be an informative and exciting hands‐on event.
When: December 7th, 7 pm
Where: Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland, WI
Who: Open to the public. All ages are encouraged to attend.
Olson will discuss the life and ecology of Wisconsin’s largest northern furbearers - bobcats, coyotes, wolves, cougars, lynx, and other furbearers of interest - and exhibit pelts and other artifacts.
John has been engaged in wildlife management for over 40 years. His work has included programs involving bald eagles, common loons, ospreys, black bears and wolves. In the 1990’s John began his work in furbearer management, trapper education, and humane trap research in Wisconsin, across the U.S., and other countries.
The presentation is sponsored by the Friends of the North Pikes Creek Wetlands, the Friends of the Lincoln Community Forest, and the Chequamegon Audubon Society.
The Hawkins Creek Band will be playing at the Annual Friends of the Lincoln Community Forest Appreciation Picnic. The event is family friendly and open to the public.
It starts at 3 pm on July 1 with hiking in the Lincoln Community Forest or on Mark and Pam Dryer’s property 28340 Kyster Road, Mason. They are hosting the event and their home is south of Four Corners Saloon about five miles. There are some incredible views of the Marengo River afforded by last year’s flood damage.
The Band plays at 6, but before then are lots of lawn games, outdoor pizza making and other food (BYOB) and a silent auction under the tent. It all finishes with music and a bonfire. There is no fee, but it is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Lincoln Community Forest’s operating expenses. Looks to be a fun time. Hope you can make it.
If you need directions, I can help. Have a good summer. I’ll let you know if and when the band is back out.
The snow and ice have melted and so access to the trails for fat tire bikes has been closed to protect the trails. Warmer days and hiking is just around the corner.
On Saturday, March 11, join the Friends of the Lincoln Community Forest and Bayfield Regional Conservancy for an afternoon of activities and fun for the whole family.
The day begins at 1:00 with a hike or ski in the Lincoln Community Forest, as weather and snowfall permits. The interpretive hike will be led by conservation experts in the fields of forestry and watershed function. Bayfield Regional Conservancy will provide light snacks and beverages at the trailhead. All ages welcome!
After the hike, we gather at Four Corners Food and Spirits to visit with members of the Friends Group and Bayfield Regional Conservancy. Stay until 4:00 for The Friends of the Lincoln Community Forest annual membership meeting. Learn about activities and accomplishments on the Community Forest and see dramatic pictures of the Marengo River valley after last July’s flood. Stay for tacos and pizza, or order off the menu.
Schedule of Events:
Lincoln Community Forest Trailhead, 28430 Marengo River Rd, Mason
1:00 Hike, Snowshoe or Ski
Four Corners Food and Spirits, 30015 County Highway C, Mason
4:00 FLCF Membership Meeting
5:00 Taco and Pizza Bar
Lincoln Community Forest Friends Group Volunteers have been busy this fall. Visit the Forest and you’ll find:
When: Saturday, September 24 at 2:30 p.m. for the tour.
Where: Lincoln Community Forest Trailhead, 28430 Marengo River Road, Mason, WI.
Who: All persons are welcome.
What: Steve Sorensen and Mary Maguire will be your tour leaders. Learn from them and others about the plants (including edible plants) and animals of the Forest, and the homesteader’s history.
Join us in a celebration of the Lincoln Community Forest and Public Lands Day on September 24. We are hosting a guided tour along the main trail of the Lincoln Community Forest. The terrain is mild and the mowed trail travels through a beautiful mixed hardwood forest. The maple trees will be starting to show fall color. Hike for all or part of 2 miles.
For this event, we received a one-time exemption and permission from the Bayfield Regional Conservancy and WI DNR to allow use of motorized UTV’s (which have bench seats) to transport people not able to hike. Please reply to this email or call one of the numbers below if you need us to save you a seat.
Sponsored by the Friends of Lincoln Community Forest and the Bayfield Regional Conservancy.
We will gather at the Four Corners Saloon afterward, if interested, to socialize, replenish fluids and eat. Order off the menu. Four Corners Saloon, 30015 County Highway E, Mason, WI
For questions, call Mary Wichita (715-765-4132) or Teri Issac (715-763-3250) or e-mail to email@example.com.
The narrow foot trail along the Marengo River on the Lincoln Community Forest was impacted by the storm and flood on July 11. Some trail segments were destroyed and are no longer marked. Other segments the river banks are high and unstable.
We recommend hiking the wide, well maintained trail that was recently mowed and is a pleasure to hike.
We expect to reroute and fix the damaged trail segments by winter.
High water after the July storm.
September 24 at 2:30 p.m.
Friends of the Lincoln Community Forest and the Bayfield Regional Conservancy are planning a hike lead by Friends Group members knowledgeable about the natural and cultural history of the Lincoln Community Forest. This event will be open to the public. For additional information contact Teri Isaac at 715-763-3250 or Mary Wichita at 715-765-4132.
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