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Mature Aspen-Fir Forests - Alpena Nature Preserve

Alpena Township Nature Preserve

Mature apsen, birch and balsam fir forest. Note the aspen and balsam fir are mature and declining. Balsam fir seedilings dominate the understory.

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The Alpena Township Nature Preserve is a biologically rich site with coastal fens, rich conifer swamps, coastal marshes, dwarf lake iris, cobble beaches, underwater sinkholes, marl bottomlands, and alvar. Trails provide access through the preserve, with a long hike to the point providing views of El Cajon Bay and Misery Bay.

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GPS Coordinates:
45.08027, -83.32214
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