woodland of wonder – Wisconsin’s First Preserve


Brenda Hughes | United States | 00:17:00 | 2023

In the southwest corner of Ripon, you can find a woodland to heal your soul and inspire your mind. It’s a special place with an unsung legacy in history of Wisconsin conservation.

In 1902, before the establishment of the National Park Service, a group of remarkable women came together to create Wisconsin’s first preserve, South Woods. Hear how the community saved the woods from the saw. See what makes South Woods biologically significant. Identify the changes and challenges facing the woods and hear how the woods has impacted generations of people in Ripon.


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