Keweenaw County, Forests, Wildlife, and Mountains of Upper Michigan

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  Keweenaw County, Forests, Wildlife, and Mountains of Upper Michigan.

People don't generally think of the Midwest as a place with mountains, but if you have ever tried to inventory the mountains of Upper Michigan you would testify that we have a few.

Scenery in every direction is a good way to describe Keweenaw County, I highly recommend a visit here to see the endless views, beautiful waterfalls, immense forests and wild creatures.

 Upper Michigan is one of my favorite places with cool summers, snowKeweenaw filled winters and some of the best Sugar Maple in the world.

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. Woodland Management Service Forester in upper michigan

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.

In Keweenaw County, along Michigan's northern most shores, we have some of the most scenic forests of the UP with 340 thousand forested acres.

The largest timber component in this county is Northern Hardwoods with world famous Sugar Maple totaling 154 thousand acres.

KeweenawThese Sugar Maple and other Northern hardwoods provide top dollar sawtimber and veneer for owners of land in this region.

The two largest secondary forest types in Keweenaw county include Aspen with 96 thousand acres and Spruce/Fir with 70 thousand acres. 

These 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.

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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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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Great pictures and blog about the area, scenery, mountains, and timber.  Love seeing the photos as it's so different from Arizona.  Being from Kansas, the trees are refreshing as well where there aren't many!

Mar 20, 2014 03:42 PM #1
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Bob. Wow, that is some beautiful country, certainly from your photos, but up close must be breathtaking.

Mar 20, 2014 06:47 PM #2
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Bob - I learn a lot a about our forests that I did not know by reading your blog.  That is also a dramatic picture of the waterfall.

Mar 20, 2014 09:17 PM #3
Bob Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
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Hello Bob, you have captured the beauty and essence of Keweenaw County with it's endless views, waterfalls and scenic forest. What does Keweenaw mean? is it an Indian name? I'll have to Google. Thanks for sharing.

Mar 20, 2014 10:54 PM #4
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