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Cedar Grove WPA

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Size: 115.0 Acres
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The Cedar Grove WPA is a 115 acre site in the Town of Belgium. It was designated in 1993 and is part of the Leopold Wetland Management District.  It is one of six such sites in Ozaukee County owned by US Fish & Wildlife for the primary purpose of preserving and improving breeding habitat for waterfowl in Wisconsin.

The Leopold Wetland Management District is named after Aldo Leopold who is widely acknowledged as the father of wildlife conservation in America. Leopold is perhaps best known as the author of A Sand County Almanac, a book compiled of essays written on his farm in central Wisconsin. In tribute to his philosophy, the Leopold Wetland Management District is dedicated to preserving, restoring, and enhancing wildlife habitat in Wisconsin for the benefit of present and future generations.

Wetlands on WPAs are restored and maintained for the benefit of migratory birds and other wildlife. Uplands are restored to grasslands, generally planted with native prairie grasses and forbes to provide nesting habitat.  (Brochure:  Leopold Wetland Management District. USF&W)

more information at http://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/Leopold_General_Pamphlet_2011.pdf

Location

Cedar Grove Waterfowl Production Area, 53013, Cedar Grove

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