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Wildlands Fund

Ken Hotopp Wildlands Fund


This new land acquisition program recognizes that nearly all conservation land in our region is oriented toward active human management, and there are precious few conservation areas that are permanently dedicated to being left forever wild.


Inspired by and in memory of MLT board member and volunteer Ken Hotopp, the purpose of the Wildlands Fund is to acquire and designate land to be protected in its natural condition, in perpetuity, as free from human manipulation and disturbance as possible. These properties will allow minimal impact, non-mechanized recreation access such as walking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and canoeing.