And Vision For Tomorrow
The reclaimed Flambeau Mine site offers ten miles of hiking and nature trails as well as equestrian trails through thriving woodland, grassland, and wetland areas. The area is teeming with hundreds of native species of birds, plants and trees. During construction, mining, and reclamation, the river shore land was protected and groundwater quality in the area was maintained at pre-mining levels.
The project has received several awards for its commitment to sustainable development:
- Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce’s 2007 Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment Award;
- U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management’s 2003 and 2005 Hardrock Mineral Community Outreach and Economic Security and Environmental Awards.
For more about the Business Friend of the Environment Award, click here.
VISION FOR TOMORROW
The past few years have brought even more development to the Reclaimed Flambeau Mine Nature Trails & Recreation Area. This includes construction of the Copper Park Equestrian Trails, which now totals 10 miles of trails for horseback riders and other non-motorized activities.
The Flambeau Mining Company continues to collaborate with the City of Ladysmith on future opportunities for the site.Goals for the site include:
- Ensure that land surrounding the Reclaimed Flambeau Mine will remain available for outdoor education, recreation, nature tourism, and other sustainable public use.
- Provide an ecotourism opportunity for people to learn more about sustainable development.
- Invite and encourage visitors to see other nearby natural and cultural areas by sharing information for a Rusk County getaway.