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Restoring Grassland Habitat in Linn, Wisconsin

Restoring Grassland Habitat in Linn, Wisconsin Chris Kaplan and Noelle Hoeffner (Tallgrass Restoration, 2221 Hammond Dr, Schaumburg, IL 60173, 847/925-9830) n 2000, local resident Melita Grunow donated 65 ha to the Town of Linn to establish a nature park, which is currently held in a conservation easement with the Geneva Lake Conservancy and sits between the tourist towns of Lake Geneva and Fontana, Wisconsin. The park boasts 62 ha of grassland, wetland, and savanna habitat in a gently rolling landscape. The 2 ha of active recreation facilities include a pavilion, picnic tables, playground equipment, and unique twin silos, built in the late 1880s, that have been restored (Figure 1). The Town of Linn is located 40 km northwest of Chicago and 28 km west of Milwaukee and includes the north and south shores of Geneva Lake, one of the most important natural and economic resources in southern Wisconsin. Formed about 10,000 years ago, the lake is well known for its deep, clear water. A perpetual easement allows a continuous 33 km lakeshore-walking path to exist completely around Geneva Lake. The lake provides recreational opportunities, wildlife habitat, tourism opportunities, and aesthetic value to the area and to visitors. Geneva Lake is 2,130 ha with a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ecological Restoration University of Wisconsin Press

Restoring Grassland Habitat in Linn, Wisconsin

Ecological Restoration , Volume 28 (2) – Jun 10, 2010

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Chris Kaplan and Noelle Hoeffner (Tallgrass Restoration, 2221 Hammond Dr, Schaumburg, IL 60173, 847/925-9830) n 2000, local resident Melita Grunow donated 65 ha to the Town of Linn to establish a nature park, which is currently held in a conservation easement with the Geneva Lake Conservancy and sits between the tourist towns of Lake Geneva and Fontana, Wisconsin. The park boasts 62 ha of grassland, wetland, and savanna habitat in a gently rolling landscape. The 2 ha of active recreation facilities include a pavilion, picnic tables, playground equipment, and unique twin silos, built in the late 1880s, that have been restored (Figure 1). The Town of Linn is located 40 km northwest of Chicago and 28 km west of Milwaukee and includes the north and south shores of Geneva Lake, one of the most important natural and economic resources in southern Wisconsin. Formed about 10,000 years ago, the lake is well known for its deep, clear water. A perpetual easement allows a continuous 33 km lakeshore-walking path to exist completely around Geneva Lake. The lake provides recreational opportunities, wildlife habitat, tourism opportunities, and aesthetic value to the area and to visitors. Geneva Lake is 2,130 ha with a

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Ecological RestorationUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Jun 10, 2010

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