NELSON, Wisc. (KTTC) -- The Nature Conservancy announced 161 acres of scenic bluffland along Wisconsin's Great River Road is being officially protected.
The Conservancy, with help from the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund, recently purchased the land.
The area is home to a wide array of plants and animals including bald eagles and other raptors.
Protection for the land has been many years coming, and it could have been sold for even more profit to a mining company, but the owners didn't believe that was the ethical choice.
Twin Bluffs is open to the public for outdoor recreation including hiking, hunting, birding and photography.
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