Huron Bay conservation moving forward– Game ranch, other parcels to be protected

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PRESERVING PT. ABBAYE–The outline of the Buchan game ranch fence seen from the air and photographed by DNR pilot Neil Harri. The Buchan family has just sold the 1,245 acre parcel to the Keweenaw Land Trust to remain undeveloped and wild. Three other important wild parcels are also involved. Detractors of the effort to preserve wild lands note that KLT will have conservancy lands removed from the tax roll, costing various entities and municipalities to lose that tax revenue.

by Barry Drue

“The Huron Bay Conservation Initiative” is coming together to protect in perpetuity high value natural parcels on the Pt. Abbaye peninsula and at Lightfoot Bay on Huron Bay. Keweenaw Land Trust (KLT) headquartered in Hancock has organized the effort to purchase four parcels from sellers willing to see their land protected and enjoyed by future generations. The initiative involves the sale of about $2.2 million and was greatly assisted by a $1 million grant from the National Coastal Wetland Conservation Program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, matched by many private funders. A total of 1,345 acres and nearly a mile of Lake Superior shoreline is included in the four-parcel conservation initiative.  To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.