Chiwaukee Prairie part of international wetlands

Published: September 25, 2015

After more than 60 years of conservation efforts to protect 3,914 acres of uncommon plant communities on undulating terrain, the lake plain from Pleasant Prairie south to Waukegan has achieved designation as globally rare and significant. The area, which includes 477 acres designated as the Chiwaukee Prairie and owned by the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, is one of only 38 "Wetlands of International Importance" in the United States recognized under the Ramsar Convention.

Wisconsin claims all or a portion of five of those internationally recognized wetlands.

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