Sheboygan-area activist asks pertinent questions prior to 7/16 hearing:
Wisconsinites have a long history of respecting the land and all of their natural resources. Friends of the Black River Forest in the Town of Wilson are honoring this heritage. We are attempting to stop Herbert Kohler Jr., from tearing up 247 acres of Kohler Company property on the shore of Lake Michigan for a championship golf course and using state-owned land to do it. Why is this not important to the residents of the state and conservation groups?
This property is adjacent to Kohler-Andrae State Park. It is comprised of forest, wetlands, dunes, is home to 33 mammal species, 150 species of birds and 400 species of plants, some of which are unique to this area. Deforestation of over 125 acres will destroy habitat and drastically affect the large bird migratory path. Logging, construction and chemical runoff will flow into our already impaired Black River and Lake Michigan.More information here, and here.