Welcome to the Woodland
We are a dedicated group of volunteers
committed to the creation of opportunities in education and recreation that promote the ongoing care and conservation of this forest and its wildlife for this and future generations.
Come visit the forest.
An exceptional gem in the heart of Milwaukee, this 60-acre, mature hardwood forest, represents one the best and last remaining remnants of the southern hardwood forests that once covered southeast Wisconsin.
A unique mix of large old oak, maple, ash and basswood trees along with sixteen other species native to the region and a rich understory of wildflowers, the forest provides a diverse habitat for wildlife, including more than 158 species of birds that feed, rest and nest in the area on an annual basis.
Visitors to the forest experience solitude and passive recreation under the canopy of trees along a one mile self-guided nature trail. This accessible loop for hiking and nature observation offers all the opportunity to immerse themselves in the experience, deepen their understanding of our relationship to forest ecosystems and consider the role each of us play as stewards of these special places.
we look forward to your visit
We've got plans
(as pictured in the rendering above)
Site Planning and Design
is Underway for the non-forested area of the property
Considerations include: outdoor classroom areas, natural play and picnic spaces, native pollinator gardens, amphitheater, demonstration spaces and a pavilion/shelter.