Niagara Escarpment Resource Network

Please join us for our upcoming ledge tours. All have limitations regarding the number of partipants. Please register early to be ensured a spot! Details for all of our upcoming ledge tours are available here.

Cuesta Canoe PAddle on the Killsnake River and Marsh

Escarpment & Cuesta Yin & Yang

Plum Island Hike & Door Headlands Boat Tour


Welcome to the Niagara Escarpment Resource Network’s website! We hope you take the time to explore and learn about this unique, globally significant geologic resource which lies partly in northeastern Wisconsin. The Escarpment continues to form what is sometime called “The Great Arc”, as it extends in a northern-bent bow shape until it traverse easterly through Ontario’s Niagara Peninsula, Niagara Falls, and western New York State. Click on “About” to learn more!

Capturing momentum from our 2010: Year of the Niagara Escarpment proclamation, NERN joined forces with the Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership (LNRP) in 2011. NERN can now take advantage of the LNRP’s non-profit status and administrative and staff support. Given our similar missions, goals and shared connection to the Niagara Escarpment, this partnership will enable both organizations to enhance their outreach efforts and expand our activities. Together, we will better be able to increase awareness of the Niagara Escarpment in Wisconsin and encourage its protection and conservation.

Successful joint programs and events have been developed to promote awareness of the rich cultural landscape and environmental resources of the Escarpment. For example, our “Ledge Tours” events showcase the geology, biodiversity, history, art, food, and culture with members of the public who desire to learn more about the numerous fascinating aspects of this geologic wonder. These tours are guided by individuals who are often some of the top experts in their fields when it comes to knowledge about the Escarpment. Also, in 2011 a new annual event “Dining on the Ledge” was held at Trout Springs Winery (near Wayside, Brown County) to showcase a local, high caliber chef’s skills using local foods and precise wine pairings.

We already know that you share our love for the Niagara Escarpment and we hope that you will share in realizing our plans and goals by supporting our stewardship efforts. Show your Love for the Ledge and please consider joining us now! Start your membership now by clicking here.