What are the sand counties of Wisconsin?

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December 18, 2008 10:44PM

In A Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold described Central Wisconsin as the "Sand Counties," a fitting name. The landscape is flat to gently rolling with extremely sandy soil. There is not an area defined as the sand counties but Marquette, Waushara, Adams, and parts of Columbia, Portage, Waupaca, and Sauk counties are usually given this designation. The area around the cities of Westfield, Wautoma, and Wild Rose is the heart of the sand counties, particularly for the fly fisherman.