Gratiot Lake Preserve
Gratiot Lake Conservancy strives to preserve the surrounding Gratiot Watershed. Generous donations from members and private contributions further that effort. GLC owns 510 acres of mixed hardwood forest and wetlands surrounding Gratiot Lake. The natural area includes 14,000 feet of sandy and cobble shoreline. The Gratiot Lake Preserve is highlighted in blue in the map below.
The Conservancy also contains 466 acres of historic crop and pasturelands that fed the mining communities of Central, Phoenix and Cliff were either planted with red pine in the 1950’s or allowed to naturally return to native forest habitats. Keweenaw Community Forest Company manages the working forest sections of Bammert Farm and provides forestry education opportunities for Michigan Tech students. The selective logging will ultimately produce a healthier and more diverse ecosystem. Care is being taken to protect the historical remnants that remain there. This property is not open to the public, but GLC will host historic tours, see the events section for upcoming tours. To learn more about Bammert Farm, please click here.
Maps and Trails
For additional achived information, please visit the archived Gratiot Lake Conservancy website below: