Cheboygan County

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The following are Conservancy nature preserves or working forest reserves in Cheboygan 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.

2 acres, 2012

Burt Township. Across from Chaboiganing Nature Preserve/Indian Point Memorial Forest. Named in honor of donors’ children.

38 acres, 2005

City of Cheboygan. Located one mile northwest of downtown Cheboygan. Bargain sale by Dawn Hambly. Very close to Lake Huron and city soccer fields and natural area.

1 acre, 2017

Tuscarora Township. Includes 200 feet of frontage on Sturgeon River.

17 acres, 2002

Burt Township. Scenic property with frontage on Bear Saw Creek near Burt Lake.

0.5 acre, 1989

Munro Township. Two lots with 300 feet frontage on Douglas Lake, including the mouth of a creek.

25 acres, 2007

Grant Township. Adjacent to State land. 2,300 feet of Black Lake frontage.

22.6 acres, 2020  

Grant Township. Funds for the purchase of this preserve were donated by Valerie Hendricks. The property includes 877 feet of shoreline along the north shore of Black Lake.

42 acres, 2017

Benton Township. Includes 550 feet of frontage on Duncan Bay, Lake Huron.

22 acres, 2019

City of Cheboygan. 430 feet of Lake Huron frontage at Duncan Bay just outside of the city of Cheboygan. Funds from an anonymous donor, a significant grant from the Michigan Forested Habitat Fund, and several other private and foundation gifts.

20.3 acres, 2009

Nunda Township. Significant bargain sale. Located adjacent to Wolverine Schools providing for education opportunities.

16 acres, 2000

Tuscarora Township. Purchased by his family in memory of Robert Fergus.

20 acres, 2013

Aloha Township. Two miles east of Mullet Lake. Donated by the Crittenden Family in honor of “Grandma Crittenden.”

1 acre, 1991

Mullett Township. Donated by Mary Catherine Bingham. Located just south of Topinabee, not far from Mullett Lake.

7 acres, 2019

ADDRESS: 427 Ellinger Road, Alanson, MI 49706 – Tuscarora Township. Located south of Maple Bay on Burt Lake at the end of Ellinger Road. Mostly forested wetlands with over 900′ of frontage. Funding from the Melvin Family, the BLPA, the Carls Foundation and several other individuals.

72 acres, 2007

Hebron Township. Located next to Stony Point Preserve on Paradise Lake (Carp Lake). Bargain sale from Smith family.

640 acres, 2016

Ellis and Walker Townships. 6,800 feet frontage on Wilkes Creek and 1,500 feet frontage on Pigeon River. Located adjacent to Robert VanCampen/Helmers Dam Nature Preserve.

34.2, 2020

Inverness Township. Funds for the purchase of this preserve came from the John J. Helstrom Memorial Fund. Borders the Wendy O’Neil Memorial Nature Preserve. 

56 acres, 1986

Munro Township. Gift from Darrell Judson in memory of his grandparents, John and Georgianna Judson who homesteaded the land. 300 feet frontage on Douglas Lake.

40 acres, 2011

ADDRESS: 4938 Ford Road, Wolverine, MI 49799 – Ellis Township. Donated by the Michigan Wildlife Foundation. 1,320 feet on I-75. Includes gazebo and memorial plaques.

40.5 acres, 1990+

Aloha Township. The initial 20 acres were donated by Dr. and Mrs. Robert Ziegler. 1,000 feet of frontage on Mullett Lake.

50 acres, 2014

Burt Lake Township. Donated from Ed Brill. Located two miles from Chaboiganing Preserve.

21.76, 2020

Burt Township. Bert Ebbers and his wife, Katie Parker, contributed the funds to purchase this preserve.

3 acres, 2020

City of Cheboygan. Donated by Virginia K. Bransfield and named after her father. Adjacent to the Adolph and Margaret Gauthier Nature Preserve, this preserve includes 600 feet of frontage on Lake Huron.

40 acres, 1982

Walker Township. Donated by George and Joann Jury. Frontage on both the Pigeon River and Little Pigeon River.

355 acres, 2008, 2022

Benton Township. The first 160 acres were originally donated by Lois Ann Reed to Chippewa Nature Center who donated it to LTC. A 195-acre addition was completed in 2022.

34 acres, 2018

Munro Township. Originally donated as a conservation easement, and now as a nature preserve from Irene Roberts. 224 feet of frontage on Douglas Lake.

40 acres, 1995

Burt Township. Largely funded by Burt Lake residents to protect the water quality of Burt Lake. Two-track roads provide hiking.

39.18 acres, 2020

Inverness Township. Donated by the Tromble Family Foundation.

30 acres, 2008

Ellis Township. 1,150 feet Pigeon River. One mile downstream from Helmers Dam Preserve. Primary donor was J.A. Woollam Foundation.

204 acres, 1999-2008

Inverness Township. Purchased in memory of Wendy O’Neil, a passionate northern Michigan conservationist. Includes 2,600 feet of frontage on Mud Lake Bog.


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