THE NATURE CONSERVANCY: ACQ-Kangaroo Lake Land Acquisition - Michelsen Property

Purpose

The Nature Conservany will acquire approximately 60 acres of land situated along the west side of the north end of Kangaroo Lake 1) to create a significant buffer for the large undisturbed wetland/shallow marl lake system, 2) to protect the north end of the lake from large scale development, and 3) to protect the property's dolomite planteau which is a probable recharge site of the shallow aquifer that feeds the lake through springs near share and in Peil Creek. Approximately 12 acres adjacent to County E (Maple Rd.) on the west edge of the property consists of an old field of predominately low herbaceous vegetation. The remainder of the property is forested. Shrubs grow on the lake edge of the shoreline ridge. The acquisition of this property is part of the sponsor's Kangaroo Lake/Piel Creek Complex plan. The primary goals of the property's management are contained in the Kangaroo Lake/Peil Creek Project Management Plan and include 1) to maintain or improve the water quality of Piel Creek and the integrity of the riparian corridor of the creek and the lake shoreline; to protect and restore as necessary, natural hydrologic systems, and 2) to preserve and enhance the site's native plant and animal communities, ensuring that the entire gradient of natural communities represented is protected; to protect the forest areas from further fragmentation or logging.

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Lakes Grant
Lake Protection Grant
LPT-052
1996
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Grant Awarded
The Nature Conservany will acquire approximately 60 acres of land situated along the west side of the north end of Kangaroo Lake 1) to create a significant buffer for the large undisturbed wetland/shallow marl lake system, 2) to protect the north end of the lake from large scale development, and 3) to protect the property's dolomite planteau which is a probable recharge site of the shallow aquifer that feeds the lake through springs near share and in Peil Creek. Approximately 12 acres adjacent to County E (Maple Rd.) on the west edge of the property consists of an old field of predominately low herbaceous vegetation. The remainder of the property is forested. Shrubs grow on the lake edge of the shoreline ridge. The acquisition of this property is part of the sponsor's Kangaroo Lake/Piel Creek Complex plan. The primary goals of the property's management are contained in the Kangaroo Lake/Peil Creek Project Management Plan and include 1) to maintain or improve the water quality of Piel Creek and the integrity of the riparian corridor of the creek and the lake shoreline; to protect and restore as necessary, natural hydrologic systems, and 2) to preserve and enhance the site's native plant and animal communities, ensuring that the entire gradient of natural communities represented is protected; to protect the forest areas from further fragmentation or logging.
Land Acquisition
The Nature Conservany will acquire approximately 60 acres of land situated along the west side of the north end of Kangaroo Lake 1) to create a significant buffer for the large undisturbed wetland/shallow marl lake system, 2) to protect the north end of the lake from large scale development, and 3) to protect the property's dolomite planteau which is a probable recharge site of the shallow aquifer that feeds the lake through springs near share and in Peil Creek.
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