Why it Matters: The Michigamme Highlands region north to the Keweenaw Peninsula features some of the most scenic landscape in Michigan and is highly valued for its recreational value and ecological significance. This area contains vast  and wild forested landscapes interspersed with rare features such as granitic balds and volcanic shorelines. We work with local communities to encourage low impact recreational use across these landscapes.
 
Strategies:
  • Protect the wild, intact landscape across the Michigamme Highlands and Keweenaw Peninsula in order to maintain and restore the area’s high quality ecological systems, restore and maintain target species.
  • Assist local land trusts to identify, and protect key areas.
  • Manage forests by defining desired future conditions  and managing towards those objectives on Conservancy lands, as well as collecting data on forest management practices.
  • Expand community outreach to engage residents in our restoration activities and
    provide recreational access where appropriate. We will also export our lessons learned on forestry using Key Ecological Attributes (KEA’s)​. 

Conservancy preserves in this region:

Echo Lake Nature Preserve

 

 Contact: Jeff Knoop│906.225.0399 x4011