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Community forest sought for Wildcat Falls parcel


April 23, 2018

WATERSMEET — Northwoods Alliance Inc. is seeking to protect Wildcat Falls near Watersmeet.

Wildcat Falls is a remote waterfalls about nine miles from Watersmeet. It is one of several features on a 160-acre property Northwoods Alliance is seeking to protect into perpetuity, said Casey Clark, a conservation coordinator with Northwoods Alliance.

The property had been part of the Ottawa National Forest until 2016, but was traded away in a controversial land swap.

The controversy lagged for several years with legal litigation following U.S. Forest Service administrative appeals.

The Forest Ser...

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