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Forest Beach Migratory Preserve

Category: OWLT Preserves
Location: Port Washington
Size: 116.0 Acres

Located along Lake Michigan in the town of Belgium, Forest Beach Migratory Preserve is 116 acres. This preserve contains a 5-acre hardwood forest with ephemeral (seasonal) ponds, open grassland and prairie, a partially wooded ravine and 5 constructed wetland ponds. The site was previously a golf course but OWLT purchased the land because the property’s location and attributes lend itself to supporting migratory birds along the Lake Michigan Flyway. Immediately upon acquisition, OWLT began stewardship activities including invasive and exotic plant control.

Today the preserve hosts a "patchwork quilt" of habitats that support all kinds of migratory birds, reptiles and mammals. An interpretive trail system invites visitors to meander through the preserve learning about the restoration efforts and the unique restored habitats. Visit this preserve to hike, bird watch, fish, hunt or cross country ski.

Conceptual_Habitat_Map.pdf

Directions Google Map
Trail System Yes
Parking Lot
Deer Hunting Bow
Water Access Lake, Pond, Swamp

Location

4970 Country Club Rd, 53074 , Port Washington

Our Preserves

1541 E Cedar Creek Rd, 53024, Grafton

555 Granville Rd, 53092, Cedarburg

2010 Decorah Rd, 53095, West Bend

10370 W Wildwood Ct., 53092, Mequon

1630 Decorah Rd, 53095, West Bend

4970 Country Club Rd, 53074 , Port Washington

3540 Beaver Dam Rd, 53090, West Bend

N6625 Clover Valley Road, 53021, Fredonia

6670 Lovers Lane Rd, 53090, West Bend

1211 Dahlia Lane, 53024, Grafton

Jay Road, Town of Farmington

N5100 Country Lane, 53080, Fredonia

326 E. Newark Drive, West Bend, WI 53090

1400 County Hwy K, 53027, Erin

766 Hwy 33, West Bend, WI 53095

3210 County Highway KK, 53074, Port Washington

5401 Shannon Road, Hartford, WI 53027

2000 HWY 33, Saukville, WI 53080

5827 S. Oak Road, West Bend, WI 53095

4513 W Bonniwell Rd, Mequon, WI 53097

793 Dublin Drive, 53027, Hartford

Other Projects

8200 W County Line Rd, 53097, Mequon

Phone: (262) 242-8055
Fax: (262) 242-8056
Website: mequonnaturepreserve.org

Forest Beach Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Plan