The Ridges Sanctuary

Preservation, Education, and Research

Land Acknowledgement

The Ridges Sanctuary is located in Baileys Harbor and Jacksonport, Wisconsin. We recognize the land of The Ridges Sanctuary, Logan Creek, and Appel’s Bluff properties as the land of the Potawatomi and Menominee, Odawa (Ottawa), Sauk, Ojibwe, Petun, and Huron people. We acknowledge that this land was taken from these peoples by white European settlers and enforced by the 1830 Indian Removal Act, along with countless other acts of violence. As stewards of the land of The Ridges Sanctuary, we now have the responsibility to educate ourselves on the history of the indigenous people to whom this land belongs and to disseminate that history to our visitors and members.


If you would like to learn more about the First Nations of Wisconsin, we recommend visiting the websites linked below.

You can learn which First Nations land you are on at any location by texting either your zip code or the city and state (separated by comma) to (907)-312-5085. You can also visit the website:

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