Creating a Door County Land Trust 1,000-acre nature preserve
Preserve a natural area for our children, our environment, and our education
Many birds, plants, and insects rely on Chambers Island for survival, including several rare plant and animal species
Several unique and rare natural communities are still thriving on Chambers Island...for now
Hidden from the shore and the beaches, three thousand wooded acres and wetlands have existed for millennia. To safeguard the natural character of this extraordinary place, the Chambers Island community turned to the Door County Land Trust. Together they are seizing the opportunity to preserve these forests and save them from development, zoning re-evaluation and subdivision, which could mean loss of a pristine natural area forever.
In just 2 ½ years after the Chambers Island Nature Preserve’s official start, 168 private individuals and foundations and governmental agencies have helped
But we have a new challenge in getting to the finish line.
To read more, see the Fall 2017 Update
What used to sound like an impossible dream is now becoming a reality because of so many people working together. Thank you for making sure one more paradise in Door County will be preserved for the ages. You make us Chambers Proud.
The Door County Land Trust and Chambers Island Nature Preserve Committee are moving quickly to:
Find out more information about who is working hard to make sure this unique resource is preserved.
The first and most critical step in creating the Nature Preserve is acquiring land. Any donation you can make will help us continue to create a priceless resource for generations to come.
Download and print our original brochure issued in 2013 to read about the dream and enjoy. Share with your friends and family to help spread the word about the nature preserve effort!
Chambers Island "citizen scientists" work together to study and inventory some of the Island's plentiful avian populations.
Groups of dedicated landowners on Chambers Island join forces each year to slow and stop the advance of various invasive species.
In partnership with Door County Land Trust, grants are being submitted and appraisals are being ordered for several wetland tracts of land.
The Chambers Island community lead a number of studies and events centered around the island's natural resources.
A well-attended nature walk was organized to tour the island's abundant ecological resources.