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Conservation group calls deal to protect huge northern Wisconsin forest ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced Jan. 30 that he secured a grant to complete the purchase of the 70,000-acre Pelican River Forest in Oneida County. (Photo by Jay Brittain)

Gov. Tony Evers announced Tuesday, Jan. 30, that he secured federal money to complete the largest land conservation purchase in Wisconsin history, going around Republicans in the Legislature who had blocked the project.
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) planned last year to spend about $4 million from the state’s Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program to help finance the purchase of a conservation easement on the nearly 70,000-acre property east of Rhinelander in northern Wisconsin’s Oneida County known as the Pelican River Forest.

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