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.

2018 Michigan Treadhead western U.P. ride thorough the Huron Mountains - 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
“Nature is obviously serious business”, Study values natural assets and open spaces have an estimated value of $800 million. - Before areas are converted to industrialization in the name of the environment, they should be studied for their current value. Study values Carbon County’s natural assets and open spaces have an estimated value of $800 million. August 06. 2018 | Amy Miller | Times News Online The sun rises over Mauch Chunk Lake, just one of … Continue reading “Nature is obviously serious business”, Study values natural assets and open spaces have an estimated value of $800 million.
Before this view is destroyed by Industrial Turbines – Take A Drive To The Top Of Mount Arvon. - Take An Unforgettable Drive To The Top Of Michigan’s Highest Mountain July 26, 2018 | Sophie Boudreau | onlyinyourstate.com Michigan When you consider landscapes in Michigan, towering hills might not be the first formations that come to mind. After all, our state is largely known for its gorgeous beaches, beautiful forests, and stunning sand dunes. … Continue reading Before this view is destroyed by Industrial Turbines – Take A Drive To The Top Of Mount Arvon.
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.
Drone view of the Arvon Slate Quarry - 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
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/  
Hikers have a new Michigan favorite: Mount Arvon - Hikers have a new Michigan favorite: Mount Arvon September 28, 2017 | Carl Stoddard | Capital News Service | Great Lakes Echo View of a clearing on Michigan’s Mount Arvon. Image: Wikimedia Commons. You won’t find Mount Arvon listed in many Michigan tour books, despite the peak’s lofty status as the highest point in the … Continue reading Hikers have a new Michigan favorite: Mount Arvon
Industrial Wind Energy: Incompatible With Hunting - Industrial Wind Energy: Incompatible With Hunting February 20, 2018 | John Droz, jr. | WiseEnergy.org Go to the PDF for links to referenced information! This insightful citizen says that legislators are being fooled by easy money promises: “There is not enough critical thinking skills or common sense being used when big money energy companies enter rural … Continue reading Industrial Wind Energy: Incompatible With Hunting
Main impact wind farm development has on local a economy relates to tourism. - 2002 TOURISM The main adverse impact that wind farm development is likely to have on the economy of an area relates to tourism. If wind farms threaten to destroy jobs in the tourist industry, they create few if any compensating jobs elsewhere. A typical turbine requires less than one day’s maintenance per year – A … Continue reading Main impact wind farm development has on local a economy relates to tourism.
NO USE of the Hurons for a year or more? - Somethings to think about: from RES website “When construction is complete, RES will return the roads to use for hunting, snowmobiling” Which means that those roads will be closed off with no access during the construction, (6 months? 1 Year? 2 Years?) What of the snowmobilers, and other tourists, the Michigan 500? No access to … Continue reading NO USE of the Hurons for a year or more?
Northwest: Extra regulations put in place when hunting in wind facility areas. - Hunting & Wind Facility Access Public access to lands within the Marengo wind facility is available for hunting, birdwatching and other recreational activities, subject to certain restrictions. Special rules are in place to ensure the safety of hunters, local residents, wind project workers and equipment. More information is available through the wind project hunting video and brochure (PDF). … Continue reading Northwest: Extra regulations put in place when hunting in wind facility areas.
Ontario Government Cancels Wind Project, to protect natural resources. - Governments,and others around the country and world are starting to understand, and are keeping wind out. The County Prince Edward County Statement from Mayor Quaiff on White Pines Wind Project Announcement Picton, ON – The following is a statement from Mayor Robert Quaiff on the Ontario Government’s announcement that it intends to introduce urgent legislation that … Continue reading Ontario Government Cancels Wind Project, to protect natural resources.
Photos show wind farm devastation of Algoma, Canada - Wind Concerns Ontario, July 30, 2015 Toronto photographer documents wind farm destruction in Ontario’s North Wind is green, wind is good: photo shows blasting for access roads and turbine foundations in Algoma Highlands Photo: Gord Benner Toronto area resident and photographer Gord Benner took a circle tour of Lake Superior this summer and was astonished … Continue reading Photos show wind farm devastation of Algoma, Canada
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
Tourists shun areas hit by wind turbine ‘blight’ in Scotland. - A Survey of the highlands area in Scotland shows that 40% of visitors would avoid or eliminate areas with turbines. Like Maine and Scotland Upper Michigan is an area whose pristine countryside and unspoiled vistas attract visitors from around the world.  A study by Views of Scotland found that: 80% of visitors came to the area … Continue reading Tourists shun areas hit by wind turbine ‘blight’ in Scotland.
Turbines Do Not Align with local Tourism - Tourism is, a crucial contributor to the L’Anse and the greater Baraga County area economy. The first thing to take into account is what are the tourist attractions in L’Anse Township and the surrounding areas?  It is obvious from any brochure, website or information that the majority of the tourist activities in L’Anse and Baraga … Continue reading Turbines Do Not Align with local Tourism
Video: Huron Mountain ORV Ride Michigan Treadhead’s - Our 2015 Michigan Treadhead Huron Mountian ORV ride with stops at landmarks along the way.
Will L’Anse township risk losing tourism opportunities for the sake of unreliable short term tax benefits? - Will baraga county risk losing increasing tourism opportunities for the sake of unreliable temporary tax benefits? see letter to editor here: Tourism Revenue – Gone with the Wind Local officials agree that Michigan tourism is on the rise By Gloria Nzeka | May 9, 2018 | Great Lakes Echo | Capital News Service State and local officials’ efforts … Continue reading Will L’Anse township risk losing tourism opportunities for the sake of unreliable short term tax benefits?
Wind Farm wants to restrict hunters - Hunters irate over hunting restrictions near wind turbines Aug 22, 2016 | CBC News ‘We perceive this to be a serious affront to hunters,’ Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters says The Ministry of Transportation has issued 10 work orders to CS Wind in Windsor. Ontario hunters could have fewer places to hunt this season, … Continue reading Wind Farm wants to restrict hunters

 

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