Visit the Van Vliet Hemlocks
Explore the old growth, quiet, and peaceful character of the Van Vliet Hemlocks; and leave refreshed and invigorated.
The site draws in visitors and wildlife alike, by showcasing vernal pools, glacial moraines, and enveloping hemlocks. Our trails are minimally marked and maintained by volunteers and are open year-round for hiking and wildlife photography, as well as snowshoeing and skiing (ungroomed). In accordance with SNA/WDNR policies, camping, mountain biking, and motorized vehicle use are prohibited.
Interested in more in-depth information? Check out the Biotic Inventory developed by the WDNR, Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation, and the University of Wisconsin. The work includes a partial biotic inventory of mammal, bird, tree, and plant species in the Van Vliet Hemlocks. Data from this effort was combined with data from the Discovery Center Bird Club, and is available to site managers to inform management decisions.
Biotic Inventory & Management Implications
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation, and Heidi Putnam, an intern from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point completed a partial biotic inventory of mammal, bird, tree, and plant species found in the Van Vliet Hemlocks State Natural Area in 2017. Data from this effort was combined with historical data provided by the WDNR and the North Lakeland Discovery Center Bird Club to complete the partial inventory and provide suggestions for management on the property. Read the full article below!
Partial Biotic Inventory and Management Implications for Van Vliet Hemlocks State Natural Area
Click on a photo below to view the full gallery. The photographs in these galleries were contributed by Ed Brodsky, Guy David, Margaret Handley, Ronie Jacobsen, Barbara Olson, and Jill Wilm.