Huron Pines is officially acquiring 168 acres of forests and wetlands on Birdsong Bay just south of Alpena.
Previously owned by The Nature Conservancy, Birdsong Bay possesses cedar swamps as well as a rare wooded dune and swale complex, both of which are native to northern Michigan. The KR Poljan Tract at Birdsong Bay was the most recent piece to be acquired, and is one of the three areas on Birdsong Bay to be acquired by Huron Pines. The wetlands at Birdsong Bay have a lot of ecological value, which is one of the main reasons why Huron Pines acquired it and wants to share it with the community.
“It’s really important ecologically, so we’re really happy to be able to steward this land, and then also build the community connection there,” said Huron Pines’ Julia Butch. “As someone from Alpena myself, I haven’t been able to go out and experience Birdsong Bay a lot just for access reasons, so it’s great that we’re able to sort of work to improve that and share it with the community.”
The pieces of land on Birdsong Bay are two parts of three recently acquired pieces of land by Huron Pines.