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Agreement could be biggest-ever land-conservation buy

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A tentative agreement was announced May 16 for the largest land-conservation purchase in Wisconsin history for land south of the Brule River State Forest near Superior.

The DNR would spend just over $17 million to buy an easement of 67,000 acres just south of the Brule River State Forest near Superior. It would prevent new development forever on over 100 square miles of forest lands in Douglas, Washburn, Burnett, and Bayfield counties.

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