Sand River Headwaters Acquisition

Recipient: Wisconsin Department of Administration

Federal Funding: $1,965,000

Summary: This project will allow Bayfield County to acquire 2,001 acres of ecologically significant land that are vital to the health and functioning of Lake Superior’s coastal resources. The ecosystems within the acquired land provide stopover habitat for migratory birds, spawning areas for Great Lakes fish, aesthetic views of Lake Superior, and passive recreation.The acquisition also completes a broader agreement with the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa for the county’s reinvestment of proceeds from an earlier land sale that repatriated nearby land formerly owned by the county to the Red Cliff.

For more information on the Office for Coastal Management grant program funding this project, please visit the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law webpage.