- Bookwood Historical Collection, Star Lake
Elk Coming to Black River State Forest
After many years of planning, wild elk are coming to the Black River State Forest. The elk will soon be transported to the property from the state of Kentucky. Initially the elk will be in a closed quarantined area so they can be tested for disease and acclimate to the area, after which time they will be released on the property. This release is the first stage in a multi-year project to bring up to 150 wild Kentucky elk to Wisconsin with half of these coming to the Black River area and the other half going to the Clam Lake area where a herd was established in 1995.