Natural Resources Board approves Iron County easement purchase

 

March 7, 2019



By RICHARD JENKINS

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MADISON, Wis. — More than 14,000 acres of land in southern Iron County may soon become publicly accessible after the state’s Natural Resources Board approved purchasing an easement on commercial timber land.

The board approved spending approximately $4.8 million on a conservation easement for 14,352 acres of land in the towns of Carey, Knight and Mercer owned by the Keweenaw Land Association at its Feb. 27 meeting.

“We’re excited about (the agreement). We’re thrilled that we’re going to continue to have it as a working forest and th...



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