Forests, Wildlife, & Recreation of Michigan's Upper Peninsula

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Wordle: Woodland Management Service Upper MichiganForests, Wildlife, and Recreation of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

 Upper Michigan is one of my favorite places with cool summers, snow 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.

Maple forestsThese 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.

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.




Michigan (26) -- Area of forest land by Forest type group and Stand size (in acres)Forest-type groups
  Stand-size class  
  Large diameter Medium diameter Small diameter Nonstocked Total
White / red / jack pine group 512,761 176,417 227,428 --  916,607
Spruce / fir group 645,680 798,256 512,645 --  1,956,581
Exotic softwoods group 4,258 6,305 13,122 --  23,686
Oak / pine group 51,536 31,759 41,916 --  125,212
Oak / hickory group 48,490 27,350 34,553 --  110,393
Elm / ash / cottonwood group 144,907 210,116 109,976 --  464,999
Maple / beech / birch group 2,269,901 1,429,433 214,838 --  3,914,172
Aspen / birch group 285,122 587,575 646,760 --  1,519,457
Other hardwoods group --  --  61,660 --  61,660
Nonstocked --  --  --  37,741 37,741
Totals: 3,962,656 3,267,212 1,862,898 37,741 9,130,507




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Buying and Selling Forest Land



Managing the Forest


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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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I have not been to the UP of Michigan yet, but your photo's look beautiful!

Jul 05, 2015 01:24 PM #1
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Just like the upper Michigan area, the entire upper midwest has a lot ot offer.

Jul 05, 2015 01:31 PM #2
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Bob Crane ,  I haven't been there, but I've heard the locals go there to hunt mushrooms among those trees.

Jul 05, 2015 01:56 PM #3
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Michigan's Upper Peninsula is a great place recreation . . . . wildlife . . . . and the forest.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jul 05, 2015 02:07 PM #4
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

There's nothing like some good old nature walks and all of that! Love it!

Jul 05, 2015 04:31 PM #5
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I'm sure it's wonderful, Evelyn, I would expect it to be so—there's no surprise there at all whatsoever!

Jul 05, 2015 04:36 PM #6
Nicholas Crane
Woodland Companies - Cadott, WI
Managing & Appraising Forest Land

Thanks for sharing these reports, our clients gain value from of this type of information.

Mar 27, 2020 12:28 AM #7
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