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Yellow Dog River Community Forest

Photo:  Lake Superior Photo
Photo: Lake Superior Photo

2017 Success

Grantee:  Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve

Result: 688 acres and 5 river miles protected

Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve acquired 688 acres of forest along the Yellow Dog River in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The new Yellow Dog River Community Forest permanently protects public access to the Yellow Dog River, wetlands and forest for non-motorized recreation. In addition to river frontage and waterfalls, visitors can find upland mixed forests, old growth hemlock stands, granite rock outcrops, and rare plant and animal species.