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Do You Think About Your Legacy?

Conservation starts with people. One person who is inspired by the beauty of a special place to take action to protect it can leave a legacy of land and water for nature and people.

Some of our nation’s conservation giants were inspired by the Wisconsin landscape, people like Aldo Leopold, John Muir and Gaylord Nelson. And the beautiful landscapes that stirred them have also inspired generations of Wisconsin citizens to love, protect and care for precious land and water.

For more than 50 years, visionary people have partnered with The Nature Conservancy to leave a legacy of protected lands and waters in some of Wisconsin’s and the world’s most beautiful and beloved places:

  • A small group of individuals expressed their love for the Baraboo Hills through generous estate gifts to The Nature Conservancy that grew to create a dedicated source of funds. Over the years, the Baraboo Hills Conservation Fund has helped protect more than 5,000 acres, restored forests and provided habitat for wildlife and recreation opportunities for people.
  • A couple in southeast Wisconsin whose dream was to create a nature sanctuary entrusted their estate and their legacy to The Nature Conservancy. Today, the Newell and Ann Meyer Nature Preserve is a place where wildlife thrive and people enjoy the beauty of nature.
  • A long-time Conservancy volunteer and avid bird-watcher helped protect the rainforests of Nicaragua and Honduras where many Wisconsin songbirds spend the winter. Her bequest to the Conservancy allowed us to continue to protect habitat here at home and in the tropics for the beautiful birds she loved so much.

You can make a difference for the places you love and in the lives of those who follow you. With careful planning, you can leave a legacy of clean water, towering forests and fertile wetlands.

What will your legacy be? If nature is a part of it, please contact us today. Together we can save the places that matter most to you.

To get started:
Contact Gail Van Sluys at (608) 316-6435. Or visit our Gift and Estate Planning site.

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