I have been trying to stay on top of what is happening with the Field Station. As landowners, I and the members of the Pigeon Lake Association as well as the BCLF, would prefer that PLFS stays under the ownership of the county, the forest service, or some other entity that would continue to use the camp as an educational facility.
Preserving the culture of our lake as a quiet, place of peace and solitude, is very important to all of us. This piece of property, in the heart of the Chequamegon National Forest, is a wonderful resource for our area, which could be used as a camp, and/or an educational, research and recreational facility for the citizens of Wisconsin. It should be a site that celebrates and respects the ideals of conservation and environmentalism. Please consider trying to keep this gem from sale to a private party and continue the legacy that this historical camp has represented since it was a CCC camp in the 1930's , and Wisconsin's largest logging camp in the 1890's.
I talked to a man, Tom German, at the State Board of Commissions of Public Lands earlier this week, regarding Pigeon Lake Field Station and the impending sale.
He told me that the appraisal has been completed, but they had to decide if they were going to use it.
They paid $6,800 to have it done, and then they look at it and decide, nope we aren't going to use it? Makes little sense to me.....but that is government!
He thought that possibly an Arts and Crafts organization might be interested in the facility. He did reiterate that if the County or USFS has an interest, they would be able to purchase without going to Public Sale. A sale to a private party would be on the market for everyone. If that is the case they are sending me a copy of the appraisal.
Following this email is some correspondence between a homeowner on PL and another gentleman from the BCPL.
I think the tone of this email is positive, however, I suppose someone else could purchase the property and then proceed to subdivide....
It is good to know that lots of folks are talking and inquiring about this.
Hope you all had a good week and are looking forward to a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!