314 Acres | December 19, 1999
Brian and Austina Cummings, donors
Owned in Title
Two properties donated by Brian and Austina Cummings, about three miles apart, one 154 acres and another 160 acres, provide shelter and sustenance to wolves, deer, elk, moose, caribou, and coyotes, as well as to smaller mammals and birds, including ruffed grouse. Heavily forested with pine, fir, and aspen, these sanctuary lands are a welcome safe haven for wildlife in an area where uncut forest is increasingly scarce, due to the presence of several large paper mills.
The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust holds the title to this sanctuary. That means HSWLT is responsible for all property taxes and maintenance costs for the property -- every year, forever. In addition periodic inspections are made to ensure that the wildlife habitat remains in good condition. These inspections, and the handling of any damage or destruction, cost heavily in professional staff time and travel expenses.
HSWLT has promised to keep this property as a sanctuary forever -- and that promise will be kept. If you can help with the cost of stewardship for this and the other properties HSWLT protects, please donate here.