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Now in our second decade of land restoration planning and stewardship. To date, over 1700 hours of restoration field labor from Landscapes of Place -- not counting the tremendous stewardship efforts of others, for years!

Current floristic quality assessment: n = 287, FQI = 93 (updated November 2012).  Still counting, and still pressing specimens for our herbarium.

(see "Conservation Master Plan for Bay Shore Blufflands State Natural Area")

Karst and Wetlands in the neighborhood of Bay Shore Blufflands, 2014 Landscapes of Place
Karst and Wetlands in the neighborhood of Bay Shore Blufflands, 2014 Landscapes of Place

Bay Shore Blufflands Conservation Planning Process

Bay Shore Blufflands Conservation Master Plan Process poster (3.8M), Midwest-Great Lakes SER Conference, April 2014, for Wisconsin Coastal Management Program

SWG Final Report

State Wildlife Grant September 2013 Final Report.

100 m-2 quadrat sampling
State Wildlife Grant September 2012 Interim Report.
SWG progress poster

State Wildlife Grant June 2012 kiosk progress poster.

road scar remediation video still

Check out Dan's Road Scar Remediation progress video at Bayshore Blufflands Preserve.

Dan's Orchid Paper

Dan, DCLT video

Dan Collins featured in Door County Today TV Show about the Door County Land Trust at Bayshore Blufflands Preserve.


2011-2013 State Wildlife Grant

(see "Preserve and Protect Niagara Escarpment in Bayshore Blufflands" / Aten)

January 2012, Door Stewardship Alliance work days
Bayshore Blufflands DSA work days

"Several groups have recognized the Bayshore Blufflands (Carlsville Bluff) as a significant natural habitat in the last 20 years. In 1976, the Door County Natural Heritage Program ranked the area as an important scenic wetland and forest resource area. In this study the forest was ranked 5th among 15 Door County areas... In 1977, the Wisconsin Coastal Atlas rated the area as high quality wildlife habitat. In 1981, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife conducted inventory of the Great Lakes coastal wetlands identified and classified the forested wetlands of this site. In 1988, Dr. Jim Zimmerman in his natural features inventory of Door County concluded the Carlsville forest, escarpment, and terraced wetlands were deserving of WDNR Natural Area status."

A Guide to Significant Wildlife Habitat and Natural Areas of Door County, WI, March 2003; produced through the collective efforts of federal, state and local government agencies, local conservation organizations and citizen advocates




Photo Documentation

Bayshore Blufflands Restoration Photo Documentation

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Visually documenting progress in the natural areas under restoration and management in Bayshore Blufflands. Albums are arranged in reverse chronological order (most recent first).

Bayshore Blufflands State Natural Area #377

Current Trail Map (pdf)

2007-2009 DNR Landowner Incentive Program grant

(see "Habitat Enhancement for Lands within the Bay Shore Blufflands SNA")

Before and after
Same-day before-and-after, Phalaris manual mgmt in effective conditions, ash swamp/ephemeral wetland

Range of techniques
Range of techniques over the season in effective Phalaris control protocol developed at this site

"...To me, [Bayshore Blufflands] represents hope at a time when critical wildlife habitat and scenic open space is being lost at an unprecedented rate... Land preservation success stories are more important now than ever before and the Blufflands will forever serve as a model for how passionate people can make a lasting difference."

Dan Burke, "A Place of Hope", The Nature of Door, Edited by Norbert Blei and Karen Yancey, Cross+Roads Press, Copyright Door County Land Trust 2006

The Nature of Door

Order "The Nature of Door"

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Bayshore Blufflands - Wikipedia

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Zimmerman map

Zimmerman Map, Southern Door

(3.3M pdf, digitally stitched from source: Door County Environmental Council)

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