Dickenson County, Upper Michigan, Forests, Wildlife, and Recreation

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Dickenson County, Upper Michigan, Forests, Wildlife, and Recreation.

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 Upper Michigan is one of my favorite places with cool summers, snow filled winters and some of the best Sugar Maple in the world.Woodland Management Service Forester in upper michigan

With over 9 million acres of forestland, and not that many people, this place is a real treasure.


This place may be a little tough on the deer with deep snows and less food than we see in Wisconsin or Lower Michigan, but you will find more of some of the other wildlife species like Bears, Moose, Wolves and much more.

I am always impressed with the quality of the forests in the UP and so are many others who seek the high quality Sugar Maple that grow here so well, including many areas that are famous for their Birdseye Maple lumber.

These Maples and the Northern Hardwoods that they grow with comprise the largest portion of the forest land here with nearly 4 million acres. 

Aspen also comprises a significant component with 1.5 million acres which are critical for wildlife like deer and grouse as well as producing great timber.Woodland Management Services Foresters in Upper Michigan

In Dickenson County, along the Western most edge of the state, we have some great forests with 400 thousand forested acres.

This county has a good mix of Northern Hardwoods (Sugar Maple, Basswood, Beech, etc), Aspen, and Spruce/fir.

These Sugar Maple and other Northern hardwoods provide 117,000 acres of  top dollar sawtimber and veneer for owners of land in this region.

The other forest types in Dickenson county include Aspen with 131 thousand acres and Spruce/Fir with 106 thousand acres. 

Woodland Management Service - eagle in gogebic co michiganThese two forest types in addition to providing a valuable timber source are also a key component for wildlife habitat.  Providing needed food in the Aspen and critical winter cover in the Conifers.


Considering purchasing some land in this northern paradise, or own some already and want to learn how to encourage it to meet your forest and wildlife goals, give us a call, our Foresters and Wildlife Specialists at Woodland Management Service can help.







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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Bob. You describe a beautiful part of the country and can understand why it is one of your favorite.

Mar 18, 2014 07:33 PM #1
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for telling us about Dickenson County and the Upper Michigan forestlands.  Many of us would love to be a passenger during some of your forest adventures.

Mar 18, 2014 11:03 PM #2
Beth and Richard Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Huntington, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

Thanks for another informative post... I for one can not wrap my mind around 9 million acres of forest land... We have never been to Michigan but your post always make me feel like we should add a trip to our bucket list...Happy Day

Mar 18, 2014 11:16 PM #3
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I haven't been to this area since I was a kid. I remember it as being very beautiful. Your pictures are wonderful and make me think I should get back to revisit the area soon. 

Mar 19, 2014 08:00 AM #4
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