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Wildcat Falls protected as a Community Forest

 

September 29, 2020

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The Wildcat falls on the Scott and Howe Creek, flow near Watersmeet. The falls are now protected under the U.S. Forestry Service Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program after a campaign of community support.

WATERSMEET - Several groups involved with the effort to protect Wildcat Fallson the Scott and Howe Creek near Watersmeet are declaring success with the acquisition of property that will put the area under a conservation program.

In a Monday announcement, Joe Hovel of Northwoods Alliance Inc., and Partners in Forestry Cooperative, based in Conover Wisconsin, said the two organizations have worked to protect the Wildcat Falls area for more than 10 years. A recent conservation acquisition was completed with community support and the help of the U.S. Forest Service Community Forest and Open Spa...



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