Year of Project: 2002
Trees Planted:6,200

This project planted 6,200 trees at Fonferek’s Glen Conservancy Area in Brown County, WI. The area is 75 acres and lies in the Bower Creek watershed. The area was purchas… Read More

Fonferek’s Glen Conservancy Area

Year Planted: 2002

Trees Planted: 6,200
Location: Wisconsin

This project planted 6,200 trees at Fonferek’s Glen Conservancy Area in Brown County, WI. The area is 75 acres and lies in the Bower Creek watershed. The area was purchased by the county to preserve the site’s unique and significant features, such as rolling hills, stone archway, waterfalls, glacial bowl, rock outcroppings, rare vegetation and fossil deposits. Unfortunately, the area had been degraded over the years and at the time of the project consisted of old crop fields and pastures, an abandoned rock quarry and a wooded valley. The primary purpose of the project was to educate middle and high school students about tree planting, the importance of trees in their lives, the vital role trees play, silverculture and horticulture. Trees planted on the site will also serve as a buffer area from runoff. This project was a cooperation of American Forests, Glacierland RC&D, Brown County Parks, Wisconsin DNR, Brown County Land Conservation and area schools.


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Fonferek's Glen Conservancy Area

Year Planted: 2002
Trees Planted: 6,200
Location: Wisconsin

This project planted 6,200 trees at Fonferek's Glen Conservancy Area in Brown County, WI. The area is 75 acres and lies in the Bower Creek watershed. The area was purchased by the county to preserve the site's unique and significant features, such as rolling hills, stone archway, waterfalls, glacial bowl, rock outcroppings, rare vegetation and fossil deposits. Unfortunately, the area had been degraded over the years and at the time of the project consisted of old crop fields and pastures, an abandoned rock quarry and a wooded valley. The primary purpose of the project was to educate middle and high school students about tree planting, the importance of trees in their lives, the vital role trees play, silverculture and horticulture. Trees planted on the site will also serve as a buffer area from runoff. This project was a cooperation of American Forests, Glacierland RC&D, Brown County Parks, Wisconsin DNR, Brown County Land Conservation and area schools.



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