Month: January 2018

South Unit Trail Now Open After Logging!

The logging operation that harvested all the marketable aspen along 0.6 miles of the Boulevard (main multi-purpose) Trail in the South Unit in the Lincoln Community Forest has been completed.  The area previously closed to public access for safety reasons is now open for winter activities including snowshoeing, skiing and biking.  The Friends Group will start grooming the Boulevard Trail as soon as enough snow falls to cover the now-plowed trail.  We will alert you when this happens.

The Friends of Lincoln Community Forest worked with and provided compensation to the Bayfield Regional Conservancy to modify the planned clear-cut to save maple, birch, ash, and other hardwoods from harvest.  Special thanks to everyone involved in those discussions!​​

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Winter Fun In The Forest

​On Saturday, March 11, 2017 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
3:00     Social
4:00     FLCF Membership Meeting
5:00     Taco and Pizza Bar

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Life & Ecology of Wisconsin Large Furbearers

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, 2017 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.

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