Tourism is, a crucial contributor to the L’Anse and the greater Baraga County area economy.
The effect of Wind Turbines on tourism like real estate values is very dependent on the specific location. Will the tourism of a resort town be affected by Turbines on neighboring farmland? Will a lakeside village or town see tourism drop by the installation of off-shore turbines?
The most detailed study to date, funded by the Scottish Government (a wind
proponent) concluded that the annual losses would be from 2% to 6%. Other studies report anywhere from 2% to 25%.
Read this Letter to the Editor for specific local impacts.
Drone view from Mt. Arvon - 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. Highpointers Club…members voted to gather near Mount Arvon in 2019 - Tim Webb,the president of the Highpointers Club…Club members voted to gather near Mount Arvon in 2019, “The exact dates are not set for this convention yet. However the traditional timing for our conventions is the third weekend in July,” said Webb, who expects the gathering to draw 200 to 250 attendees. https://www.facebook.com/Highpointers/ The Impacts to Ecotourism - 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