Milwaukee Area Land Conservancy
To preserve and protect valuable land and water resources for the benefit of the public, as well as for the wildlife dependent on these resources, in order to maintain quality of life, biological diversity, and natural scenic beauty for future generations.

The Milwaukee Area Land Conservancy (MALC) is a conservation organization, founded by local volunteers, that offers several alternatives in land protection.  In the short time that the Milwaukee Area Land Conservancy (MALC) has been established as a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, we've accomplished several important achievements towards the goals of our mission. These include:

  • Obtaining title to 23 acres of rare prairie and sedge meadow within the Carity development in Franklin, and setting up an endowment to cover the costs of holding and maintaining the site in perpetuity.
  • Securing a grant to pay for attorney's fees incurred in setting up the first conservation agreement as a partner with a developer and the city of Franklin.
  • Securing grants from the Root-Pike Watershed Initiative, CNRA, and the C.D. Besadny Foundation for the restoration work on the Carity property.
  • Beginning the burning and debrushing work on the virgin prairie remnant and the planting to restore the open field areas to connect the isolated natural areas.
  • Hiring a land appraiser for the purpose of securing Fitzsimmons Woods, a high quality maple-beech forest in southern Milwaukee County in eminent danger of development.
  • Completing the purchase of Fitzsimmons Woods in cooperation with MLG Development, the City of Franklin, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and beginning invasive species removal.

Contact Milwaukee Area Land Conservancy

Kristen Wilhelm
Executive Director
P.O. Box 320304
Franklin , Wisconsin  53132
Phone: 414-377-3851


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Wisconsin

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Related Success Stories for Milwaukee Area Land Conservancy

Carity Prairie
The Milwaukee Area Land Conservancy has partnered with developer Bill Carity to preserve a rare prairie remnant and restore a sedge meadow complex. The site totals 23 acres and is open to the public.

Managing Flooding in Metropolitan Milwaukee
The Conservation Fund partnered with the Milwaukee Sewerage District is implementing flood management programs that protect wetlands and wildlife habitat.