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Kohler Andrae

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Counties: Sheboygan


Kohler Andrae Area, 20 Oct. 2000. Dunes and swales. Dominant grasses are marram grass and sand-reed.

Site Description

This site includes the Kohler Park Dunes State Natural Area.

Lake Michigan Pine Hardwoods Dune Forest is a linear forest zone along Lake Michigan contiguous with the state park. It consists of many tracts of small ownerships with lakefront homes. White pine 12" - 20" is dominant with red oak, white birch, beech, sugar maple and others. Toward the Black River on the west are ash-white cedar swamps and alder thickets. There are some hemlocks in the area.. Many rare plants, including some endemic to the western Great Lakes, and a few rare animals are present.

Additional Comments

This is the largest dune complex on Wisconsin's western shore of Lake Michigan and provides habitat for many highly specialized plants, some of which are endemic to Great Lakes shorelines.

Text describing this site was published previously in a 2002 DNR publication entitled “A Data Compilation and Assessment of Coastal Wetlands of Wisconsin’s Great Lakes” by E.J. Epstein, A. Galvin and W.A. Smith.

NOAA logo Wisconsin Coastal Management Program logo This project was funded by the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management under the Coastal Zone Management Act.

Last revised: Wed, 20 Jun 2012 17:21:14 CDT