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Wild Oaks Preserve
(formerly "Spring Valley tract")

About Wild Oaks...

For generations, this quiet and bucolic valley has supported agriculture, wildlife, diverse recreational pursuits, and surely many moments of connection with nature. The 348-acre property was spared from development during the 2020 pandemic by a handful of forward-thinking benefactors. In 2022, the Badgerland Foundation acquired 67 acres directly north of the property.   The entire 415-acre property (308 acres owned by DALC, 107 acres owned by Badgerland) is now known as Wild Oaks Preserve and is co-managed by DALC and Badgerland.  Our shared vision of Wild Oaks is to preserve the property’s rural character by bringing together wildlife habitat, sustainable agriculture, and an immersive trail system that allows people to connect with the land. Our shared mission is to  permanently protect wildlife habitat, support farming that promotes healthy soil and clean water, and accommodate diverse, non-motorized user groups. 

We are protecting this land not from people, but for people, and all the living things that depend on it.

Visit Wild Oaks...

Wild Oaks is open to the public, but trails and safe access are not yet established. You can visit by contacting us, attending an event or work day, or seeking a hunting permit.


Land Management Specialist Zach Pacana with questions about visiting Wild Oaks or attending a work day.

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