• Chambers Island Nature Preserve

    Chambers Island Nature Preserve

    Creating a Door County Land Trust 1,000-acre nature preserve

  • Protecting our forests

    Protecting our forests

    Preserve a natural area for our children, our environment, and our education

  • Preserving crucial habitat

    Preserving crucial habitat

    Many birds, plants, and insects rely on Chambers Island for survival, including several rare plant and animal species

  • Supporting rare ecologies before they disappear

    Supporting rare ecologies before they disappear

    Several unique and rare natural communities are still thriving on Chambers Island...for now

Overview Map

Chambers Island has always meant forests.

CREATING A 1,000-ACRE NATURE PRESERVE THAT WILL LAST FOREVER...

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.

Realizing the dream...

Tremendous progress has already been made. We have:

  • Acquired or are in the process of acquiring 656 of the planned 1,000 acres.
  • Donated and pledged more than 75% of the estimated needed $1.8 million in private funds.
  • Been awarded or applied for ~$1.2 million of the needed $1.8 million in matching governmental funds.
  • To read more, see the Spring 2016 Report.

The Door County Land Trust and Chambers Island Nature Preserve Committee are moving quickly to:

  • Assemble the remaining needed funds and land. Read more
  • Develop together a long-term sustainable forest management plan.
  • Protect and promote a better understanding of Chambers’ biodiversity and its role in the Great Lakes ecosystem. Learn more
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Quick Links

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Learn more

Find out more information about who is working hard to make sure this unique resource is preserved.

LEARN MORE

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Support the preserve

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.

DONATE NOW

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Download the brochure

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!

DOWNLOAD

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Latest news

Posted on May 02, 2016
In-hand funding surpasses $2 million!
Posted on Nov 15, 2015
Private donations now close to $1 million. David and Julia Uihlein Foundation offers $150,000 matching grant.
Posted on Aug 03, 2015
​More than 20 islanders “chauffeured” 60 Land Trust members around the island for an afternoon of exploring Chambers in a Door County Land Trust “Open…
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Tour the preserve

EXPLORE A MAP OF THE PRESERVE

Meet the flora and fauna

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Preservation efforts

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Nature Preserve partners:


Door County Land Trust

Chambers Island Association

Chambers Island Nature Preserve Committee

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