5th Annual Open House at Namekagon Barrens Wildlife Area

Join us for a fun, free and educational blueberry event!

Blueberries in the Barrens

Saturday, July 13, 2019


  • 8:30 am Gather at the NBWA cabin for maps, 33174 Gomulak Fire Lane, Danbury, WI. 

  • 8:45 am Drive to flagged berry patches and pick to your heart’s content! 

  • 10:15 am Return to cabin (or anytime).

  • 10:30 am Geology of the Namkekagon Barrens (Jeff Kitelinger, Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA))

  • 10:45 am Wild Blueberries from Meadow to Market (Sue Segelstrom, Local Author and Historian)

  • 11:05 am The Amazing Variety of Native Plants in the NBWA (Paul Hlina, Wild Plant Expert)

  • 11:30 am Fascinating History of the Barrens and Surrounds (Brian Finstad, Local Historian)

  • Noon Lunch

    • FREE Burgers, Brats, Beans, Beer and Blueberry Treats 

    • Presentation Ongoing Progress and Future Plans for NBWA (Nancy Christel, DNR Property Manager of NBWA)


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