Location: Marinette County
Area protected: 221 acres
Protection strategy: conservation easement
Granted in 2004, this conservation easement is on land dominated by two glacial eskers which bisect the property from west to east; 99% of the conservancy is forested. The highland area is covered mainly by northern hardwood forest, predominantly maple, oak and both red and white pine. Valleys and low areas are forested with balsam, tamarack, alder and aspen. A dense white cedar swamp/bog lies along the northern boundary of the property.
Along the southwestern corner is over 700 feet of undeveloped frontage on Island Lake — an 81 acre marl-bottomed drainage type lake with superior water quality.
The wide diversity of plant communities found on the site provides excellent habitat for an equally diverse animal community. Wildlife observed on the property include:
- bald eagle
- golden eagle
- black bear
- white-tailed deer
- common loon
Species of special concern that may be seasonally present include:
- Northern Goshawk
- Blandings Turtle
- Gray Wolf