From the towering pines and wild lakes of the Northwoods to the sun-kissed prairies of southern Wisconsin, The Nature Conservancy and its members have protected some of the most beautiful places in Wisconsin, places that literally jump, fly, swim and hop with an amazing diversity of life.
Most of the places we have protected in Wisconsin are open to the public for visitation and many types of outdoor recreation including hiking, canoeing, hunting, wildlife watching and nature photography.
We have walking trails at most, though not all, preserves, but few other visitor facilities. So please prepare for your visit and take proper precautions while on site.
To get the most from your visit, and to protect yourself from the elements, you may want to include the following items in your backpack:
In accordance with the Department of Justice’s amended regulation implementing Title III of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regarding "Other Power‐Driven Mobility Devices,” The Nature Conservancy is completing an assessment of its nature preserves in Wisconsin. Please visit our nature preserve accessibility assessment page for more information.
All of The Nature Conservancy preserves on this Web site are open year-round, from dawn to dusk.
The following activities are permitted on Conservancy preserves:
The following activities are not permitted on Conservancy preserves:
Please do not trespass on private property adjacent to Conservancy preserves. Property lines are clearly marked with small yellow signs featuring the Conservancy's logo.
We hope that you will enjoy a safe, interesting visit.
If you experience any vandalism or other problems, please contact our office.
For more information about The Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin, contact our office, or stop by — we are located on the isthmus in downtown Madison, six blocks west of the capitol.
The Nature Conservancy
633 West Main Street
Madison, WI 53703
Tel: (608) 251-8140
Fax: (608) 251-8535
Office hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
During the summer our office hours on Friday are 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.