The photo is in Baraga County. Not specifically related to wind but ironic that this addresses restoring wildlife conservation areas while at the same time Michigan is allowing industrial wind development to destroy existing wildlife habitats. None of the DNR or USFW guidelines are mandatory for wind development and even if they recommend against an … Continue reading Michigan officials back federal wildlife conservation plan
Scientists Locate Natural “Strongholds” in Upper Michigan That Could Protect Nature in the Face of Climate Change Identifying climate-resilient lands and waters to sustain biodiversity The Nature Conservancy has identified a series of landscapes across Michigan that are predicted to withstand the growing impacts of climate change and help ensure nature’s survival. As droughts, more … Continue reading Why would we destroy one of the better Climate strongholds?
Tourism is more than one town. This video shows how restaurants and gas stations across the area could lose business. During construction many trails and roads would be closed off, after major locations will be gated and restricted. Two-Tracks will become major roadways. This kind of Tourism could begin to look elsewhere. A quick look … Continue reading 2018 Michigan Treadhead western U.P. ride thorough the Huron Mountains
This is a good perspective of the terrain, rivers and better roads in the proposed area. Some of the roads throughout the area are nothing more than two ruts. L'Anse to Big Bay, Michigan across the Huron Mountains. Slate River, Mount Arvon, Quartzite Falls, and Thomas Rock Exploring the Huron Mountains by ATVA ride on … Continue reading Videos – Experience the Hurons
Nov 5, 2016 - Drone view from Mt. Arvon Mount Arvon, Michigan's highest point at 1979.238 feet. At least 4 proposed Turbines are located on and around this peak. With the other 30 to 130 taking up the rest of the vista and viewshed.
What is it that second home owners, vacationers or tourists value about the U.P. or Baraga County in particular? I would think that surveys and polling should be done to determine whether people will continue to vacation or maintain second homes in the area. Before any decision is made that could harm a reliable economic … Continue reading The Impacts to Ecotourism
The Wilderness Experience and the adventure of the journey are what the Huron Mountains are about. It does not matter whether someone is on walking, hiking, on snowshoes, ski's, snowmobiles, ORV's, ATV's, four-wheel drive, or heading as far as you can with whatever vehicle you have. When locals and tourists hit the trails, it is the … Continue reading The Journey Matters.
The Proposed Wind Energy Project will cut right through the High Density core moose habitat areas. The construction phase with blasting and massive equipment and road work, will cause avoidance, and increased stress, and possible interference with calving areas. In addition hundreds of additional trucks, cars and equipment a day will increase the risks of accidental … Continue reading Proposed Project will cut right through Core Moose habitat
May 4th 2017. A drone video shot at the Arvon Slate Quarry. Though located in Arvon Township and not in immediate danger of destruction from the current wind project. This historic site would be affected by the change in the area. with turbines located nearby. It is worth reading the fascinating history of this Quarry, … Continue reading Drone view of the Arvon Slate Quarry