With its origins dating back to 1937 the Ridges Sanctuary is Wisconsin's oldest land trust and has played an integral role in preserving land throughout Door county. We offer exclusive access to the Logan Creek State Natural Area (image on left) one of the areas maintained by the Ridges Sanctuary. With over 500 species of plants and 60 species of breeding birds, 12 of which are endangered, the Ridges is definitely worth a visit. You can stop by our shop or visit their headquarters for a guided tour in Bailey's Harbor.
The Door County Land Trust was initiated in 1986 to help foster scenic beauty, promote ethical land stewardship and galvanize collective action resulting in greater overall ecological stability. Some of the areas under their protection include well-known sites such as Bay Shore Blufflands Nature Preserve, Ephraim Preserve at Anderson Pond and Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve. For more information you can also visit them online or stop by our shop where we offer maps and hiking advice.
The Grand Traverse Islands initiative is collective effort to promote, preserve and protect the islands bridging the gap between Door County Wisconsin and Michigan. With enough public support hopefully the initiative can come to fruition and the Grand Traverse Islands will be preserved for generations to come. Boasting copious endemic species and with over 420 million years in the making this archipelago offers a wide array of geologic, cultural, and ecological wonders. For more information about the initiative's mission you can visit them here.