The following are Conservancy nature preserves or working forest reserves in Chippewa County that do not include formal parking areas or trails. As LTC preserves, they remain open to the public for appropriate and respectful use, keeping in mind the ecological protection of the land. Working forest reserves are open to hunting and other activities as allowed through the Commercial Forestry Act Program.
Curtis and Margaret Anderson 46 acres, 2009
Drummond Township. Donated from siblings Richard Kreipe, Mary Sue Jack & William Jack, Jr. Located on Drummond Island.
Anna Badgley-Little Trout Lake Nature Preserve Management Unit 26 acres, 1991/2011
Trout Lake Township. The original half acre Badgley Preserve was donated by Anna Badgley. An additional 25 acres and 4,000 feet of shoreline were acquired through a bargain sale in 2011. Located just SW of the village of Trout Lake.
Barb’s Beach 15.6 acres, 2014
Whitefish Township. Donated from Dr. John and Barbara Hysell. 573 feet of frontage on Lake Superior, adjacent to State land.
Chippewa County Working Forest Reserve Parcel 1 256 acres, 2015
Memory Lane, Sugar Island
Chippewa County Working Forest Reserve Parcel 2 198 acres, 2015
Seppi Road West, Sugar Island
Chippewa County Working Forest Reserve Parcel 3 110 acres, 2015
Eastshore Drive, Sugar Island
Chippewa County Working Forest Reserve Parcel 4 80 acres, 2015
Five Mile Road West, Sugar Island
Chippewa County Working Forest Reserve Parcel 5 130 acres, 2015
Dedicated in name of Bill Marks, noted conservationist. Located along Five Mile Road West, Sugar Island. Two separate parcels, with one providing access to the other.
Chippewa County Working Forest Reserve Parcel 6 40 acres, 2015
Bruce Township, Sugar Island
Cook Island 18 acres, 1993
Sugar Island Township. Donors were Don and Margaret Fedrigon, Melbourne and Donna Amo, A. Nelson and Elanor Dingle, Jacob and Jeanne Dunlap, Erich Graff, George and Marlene Green, Robert and Anne Hofmann, and Donald and Jean Thiel.
Fabiano Family Working Forest Reserve 1,461 acres, 2017
Raber Township. Located near Raber Bay, just south of Munuscong Lake
Forslund Dix Point 60 acres, 2018
Drummond Island Township. A gift from the Carl Forslund family, in honor of Carl Forslund, Jr and his late wife, Anne. Includes 1,800 feet of shoreline along the St. Mary’s Channel.
James V. Foster/Hartley Lake 120 acres, 2012
DeTour Township. Donated by Bradley Foster and Teresa Irish. 2,000 feet of Hartley Lake frontage.
John J. Helstrom at Shelldrake River 14 acres, 2017
Whitefish Township. Includes over 1,800 feet of frontage on Shelldrake River as well as 700 feet of Lake Superior shoreline.
Hobbins-Meyer 220 acres, 2005
City of Sault Ste. Marie. A grant from the North American Wetland Conservation Act Program allowed the Conservancy to purchase this property. The preserve is located within city limits and plans are to make it a destination for education groups. (Adjacent to Moore Preserve).
Iroquois Island 6 acres, 2010
Bay Mills Township. 2,600 feet on Lake Superior near Bay Mills. Active Great Blue Heron rookery. Donated by Sharon Rouse.
Koren 20 acres, 1996
Sugar Island Township. Donated from the Koren Family through the Michigan chapter of The Nature Conservancy. Includes 700 feet of Lake Huron frontage.
James Donaldson Moore 40 acres, 2009
City of Sault Ste. Marie. Gifted by his family. Lies within city limits. Portions of the DNR’s Algonquin trails lie very close to this preserve. (Adjacent to Hobbins-Meyer Preserve).
Muir Woods 61 acres, 1986
Trout Lake Township. Donated by Emery Muir. Includes a 10-acre lake and lies along one mile of the Carp River.
Jinny Palms 360 acres, 2001
Whitefish Township. Situated a mile inland from Lake Superior, this preserve borders the Michigan Nature Association’s 370-acre Lake Superior Preserve. The northwest portion of Chippewa County is the wildest and most remote land in LTC’s service area and contains some of the largest blocks of unfragmented landscape. Jeannine Palms donated this preserve in memory of her mother.
Pickering Hay Point 85 acres, 2003
Sugar Island Township. Donated by Dr. Leonard and Loraine Pickering, this preserve includes nearly a half mile of Lake George/St. Mary’s River frontage.
Ambrose and Wanda Pozniak Family 5 acres, 2016
Trout Lake Township. Approximately 500 feet on Carp/Big Trout Lake. Close proximity to Muir Woods and Badgley preserves.
Seymour Bay 20 acres, 2007
Detour Township. Approximately one mile west of Detour. Great Lakes marsh that drains into Lake Huron.
Twin Island 2.5 acres, 2010
Raber Township. Donated Island in Raber Township. Great Blue Huron rookery.
Ellen Elliot Weatherbee less than an acre, 2015
Detour Township. Includes 200 feet long M-134, approximately 3.5 miles west of Detour. Property is a coastal fen that is in an abandoned coastal embayment of Lake Huron.