Kettle Moraine Land Trust

Kettle Moraine Land Trust  |  P.O. Box 176  |  Elkhorn, WI 53121  |  262-949-7211  |


The Kettle Moraine Land Trust (KMLT) is a local conservation organization that owns and maintains nature preserves for public enjoyment and biodiversity, and partners with public and private landowners to offer guided events in natural spaces, as well as to protect important natural resources in the community.


KMLT protects lands for future generations, but also does more…we give local residents opportunities to connect to the world around us with guided activities and open preserves. Right now you can get outside and enjoy nature by taking a stroll through one of KMLT’s 4 nature preserves. Petersen Island Woods Preserve north of Elkhorn, and Beulah Bluff Preserve overlooking Lake Beulah, offer the best amenities.  Find out more about all KMLT preserves on our KMLT website,

New volunteers are always welcome! Put your skills to use helping to improve KMLT preserves, assist with education programs, or perhaps suggest to us how you can help.  To find out more about how to become a member or volunteer, visit our website,


KMLT’s preserves are open year-round. Nature-based KMLT-led activities are offered in the spring, summer and fall (although some volunteer stewardship outdoor workdays happen in the winter – check the website for updates,


Because people need places to play and explore. Wildlife needs unspoiled woodlands, wetlands and grasslands. We need parks, trails and unspoiled views. And we need clean air and healthy water and soil. Taking care of nature means that nature can continue to nurture our communities and generation to come.

Nature-seeking adventurists can find lots to love at KMLT educational events.  Check out our Facebook page for upcoming events like our bird and nature hikes, volunteer stewardship opportunities and more!

If you or someone you know is interested in preserving natural lands please contact Maggie Zoellner at [email protected] or 262-949-7211.


See our website for more details on directions and parking, but plan to visit the four preserves open to the public:

  • Petersen Island Woods Preserve north of Elkhorn on Oak Park Road.
  • Beulah Bluff Preserve on Bakavi Road in East Troy.
  • Turtle Creek Preserve on Highway M and Springwood Drive in Delavan.
  • Jackson Creek Preserve on Highway 67 south of Elkhorn.