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    Chimney Rock/Shanagolden, Wisconsin

    677 Acres | July 7, 2000
    Gail and Harold Lindebo
    Owned in Title

    The wooded hills and wetlands of these two properties, donated by Gail and Harold Lindebo, are home to numerous species of squirrels, foxes, minks, woodchucks, grouses, wild turkeys, raccoons, opossums, black bears, and snowshoe hares, as well as a variety of eagles, hawks, and owls. Over the past several decades, the Lindebos have planted as many as 20,000 white pines on these two properties, restoring trees that have been logged years ago by previous owners. One property is 600-acres, providing a sizable sanctuary in and of itself; the other borders a national forest, near an elk reintroduction project.

    The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust holds the title to this sanctuary.  That means HSWLT is responsible for all property taxes and maintenance costs for the property -- every year, forever.  In addition periodic inspections are made to ensure that the wildlife habitat remains in good condition.  These inspections, and the handling of any damage or destruction, cost heavily in professional staff time and travel expenses.

    HSWLT has promised to keep this property as a sanctuary forever -- and that promise will be kept.  If you can help with the cost of stewardship for this and the other properties HSWLT protects, please donate here.

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    You can help owls by preserving their habitats and using organic methods rather than chemicals to eliminate agricultural pests.


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