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Spring - Summer 2013
Spring - Summer 2012
Spring - Summer 2011
WDNR and partners are working together to protect, restore and explore wetlands, among the state's most valuable economic and environmental assets. The Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy offer recreational and educational opportunities to enhance understanding of wetlands and increase wetland stewardship.
Three years ago the Friends of Pheasant Branch, with the help of countless generous supporters, purchased approximately 19 acres of land adjacent to the Pheasant Branch Conservancy off of Highland Way, now named the John C. Bock Community Forest and owned by the City of Middleton. Report on Ecological Assesment and Mangement Plan by Michael P. Anderson is now available.
Our Bird DVD features beautiful photos by Mike McDowell and Dan Geocaris. A great gift, or review your bird identifications. Comes with a free DNR checklist to birds of Pheasant Branch Conservancy (limited supply). Only $10.
The Soils of Pheasant Branch Conservancy: An analysis of soil features and their suitability for recreational uses using the USDA’s web soil survey.
A full-color, 32-page brochure The Geology, Cultural History and Ecology of the Pheasant Branch Conservancy and Watershed in Middleton, Wisconsin presents information gathered by the Friends during our first ten years as an organization.
The Larson Report surveyed conservancy vegetation and recommended management practices to protect and enhance plant habitats in the conservancy.
The Warren Report surveyed Pheasant Branch Conservancy animal populations in 2000. This study is used for baseline information to evaluate our habitat restoration work.
The North Fork Task Force Report presents recommendations for
protection of the Pheasant Branch Watershed floodplain along Airport
Road in Middleton. The award-winning report describes a year-long
consensus building process that led to these recommendations.
Available as a Summary or a complete report.
Birds of Pheasant Branch Conservancy
Butterflies of Pheasant Branch Conservancy
Checklists of Wisconsin Vertebrates
Grasshoppers of Wisconsin
Available as downloadable PDFs from the Wisconsin DNR. 9/27/12 UPDATE: Since the last DNR website update I've been unable to find these publications on the DNR website, but they're still available from an archived version of the old site at the Internet Archive here.