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Wisconsin. State Conservation Committee (1915-27) / Biennial report of the State Conservation Commission of Wisconsin for the years 1915 and 1916
(1916)

Nebagamon lumber company grant,   p. 76 PDF (204.4 KB)


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76     WNISCONSIN CONSERVATION COMMISSION
  Since these islands cannot be sold, under the terms of the grant, the
policy of leasing them for summer resort and camp site purposes was
adopted. The annual revenue from island leases to date is $862.00 for
38 islands. It is expected, however, that they will eventually bring in
an income of approximately $10,000.00 per year, as may be seen from the
following table:
       ISLAN DS GRANTED TO WISCONSIN BY THE UNITED STATES.
    County     Number Acreage
Ashland..........    5      8.28
Barron.        .    35     16.61
Bayfield.1(                56 .42
Burnett          .17       58.61
Douglas..            7     23.43
Florence.           18     17 .02
Forest              1:3    27.88
Iron.               1 t    :30.17
Langlade            :3      1 .80
L.incoln...         6       5 .55
M arinette...... .....  5  1 .47
Oneida....... .     99    154.84
Polk  ... ..........  43  55.33
Price.... ..        15     11 .80
Sawver...  ... .....  48  104.96
Vilas ...      .   111    107.92
Washburn    .       98    162.99
                   637    875.11
          NEBAGAMON LUMBER COMPANY GRANT
  In 1907 the Nebagamon Lumber Company granted to the State 4,321.07
acres of land in Douglas county under the following conditions: "The
said lands to be used for forestry purposes only and should the same be
no longer used for said purpose, the title of the same is to revert back
to
the party of the first part."  These lands are worth approximately
$20,000.00.
  A portion of this grant lies along the Brule river, which rises near the
upper St. Croix Lake, flows north through the eastern part of Douglas
county and empties into Lake Superior. Such portions of the land as
border the stream have been surveyed into lots to be leased for camp and
cottage sites, and will be managed as a State Park rather than as a Forest
l elerve.
                       PURCHASED LAND.
  There was purchased by the Forestry Board approximately 159,000
acres in Douglas, Iron, Oneida, Vilas and Forest counties. This land
was acquired at an average price of $3.45, including three purchases of
heavy standing timber as follows:
                                                             Acres
Acreage purchased from $2.00 or less to $2.56         60,217.62
Acreage purchased from $2.68 or less to $3.50 .............. .........  56,972.54
Acreage purchased from $3.75 or less to $4.60         38,451 .95
Acreage purchased from $5.00 or less to $6.50          3,270.67
O ver$6.50.......   .....                      ....................90.77
T otal  A creage ........... .......... ....... .................  ...............
 159,003.55
T otal  C ost  6.....               2....................... ...............................
 ..................  $548 ,56 2.24


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