Our Mission

Protect. Enhance. Educate.

The Friends of the North Pikes Creek Wetlands (FNPCW) is a 501(c)(3)-qualified, grassroots, community organization with a robust, energized membership dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the North Pikes Creek wetlands, and to the responsible use of this resource for recreational use and the education of the community, particularly, local K-12 students. The FNPCW's organizational purpose includes the following:

  • To preserve and protect, including by acquisition, the forested wetland properties surrounding North Pikes Creek in Bayfield County, Wisconsin, for conservation purposes and for the benefit of the community.
  • To support the scientific management of North Pikes Creek and associated wetlands by facilitating management activities that optimally enhance habitat and increase wildlife populations while protecting the North Pikes Creek headwaters and watershed.
  • To enhance public access to the North Pikes Creek Wetlands for passive recreation and educational purposes by providing appropriate and necessary infrastructure improvements.
  • To scientifically manage the North Pikes Creek Wetlands' aspen forests to demonstrate optimal, state-of-the-art, early successional forest habitat management practices for the educational benefit of both private landowners and public land stewards.
  • To use the North Pikes Creek Wetlands as a platform for community outreach to increase public awareness of the ecological importance of wetlands to water quality and wildlife.
  • To actively promote the North Pikes Creek Wetlands as a community asset and educational resource in order to nurture the next generation of environmental stewards.

Unless we practice conservation, those who come after us will have to pay the price of misery, degradation, and failure for the progress and prosperity of our day.
~ Gifford Pinchot