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State will buy 94 additional acres for Big Muskego Lake wildlife area

Dec. 17, 2012

The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board has approved the state's acquisiton of 94 acres of land that Muskego deems to be a high priority conservation area.

The parcel, which includes a bald eagle nesting area, currently owned by Rachel Lang would be added to the state's Big Muskego Lake State Wildlife Area. Wisconsin's acquisition of of that Lang parcel would create the largest contiguous area of conservancy, at 350 acres, in Muskego, said Tom Zagar, conservation coordinator/city forester.

The closing on the land purchase is expected before year's end. The Big Muskego Lake/Bass Bay Protection & Rehabilitation District will contribute $50,000 toward the acquisition.

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