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THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE Madison 6 DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT 424 UNIVERSITY FARM PLACE January 9, 194. Dr. Norman N. Fassett Biology Building Dear Norman: Mr. D. W. Pahl, who lives on the Arboretum near Twenhofel's, has called my attention to a large woods approximately two miles by 1 mile, lying in the southwest corner of Verona township be- tween Highways 1 and 69. He says this is one of the best examples of relatively undisturbed woods in the County, and asked me what, if anything, could be done about its public acquisition. Undoubtedly you already know this woods, but it occurred to me to suggest it for possible con- sideration under your natural area program. Its proximity to the campus would of course enhance its teaching value, assuming that it has a good flora, and it might take the place of Beech's woods, which has now been lost. My township map shows ruffed grouse occurring in this woods as late as 1341, and Mr. Pahl says it is well stocked with raccoon and other mammals. It might also be thinkable hat if the tract is too large to consider the who e thing as a natural area that there might be some seat-s worked out with Fred Trenk on farm woodlots. I have not said anything to him about it. Yours sincerely, AL:pm Aldo Leopold