We have started on the dam removal project! The first step is, of course, to prepare a sand trap downstream from the dam so that the 100 year accumulation of sand can be removed as it moves downstream. The next step is the dam removal itself which is now finished. Here are a couple of pictures, the first downstream from above the dam and the second upstream from below the dam. Finally a shot showing the dam removed!
For more details see http://www.huronpines.org/
WE SIGNED THE LEASE!!
Here is a picture of Stewart Smith, our President, with Steve Milford, the DNR representative, right after the signing of the 25 year lease on the former CCC built Unit Manager's Cabin. Standing behind them is the PRCA Board. For more information and pictures of the event, go to Discovery Center
PRCA president Stewart Smith was featured on 7/31 in a story about the Discovery Center on WCMU Public Radio. Here is a link to his interview and the story.
Our new map of the High Country Pathway and the Pigeon River Country is now available! It has up to date ownership, trail, and forest information. The new map costs $9 plus $1.50 for shipping and is available under Maps/Membership/Donations. Our Holiday Special has ended but you can still get the new map and Dale Franz' paperback book "The Pigeon River Country" by ordering them separately. The book includes some very interesting reminiscences from old timers as well as current information on the PRC.
As always your dollars support an intern working in the Pigeon River Country State Forest.
Round Lake Pigeon River Forest.
Beautiful trails, peaceful and quiet.
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Projects in Pigeon River Country
We are now involved in two major projects in the Pigeon River Country.
1) We are partners with Trout Unlimited as we help Golden Lotus plan for the drawdown of the pond and the removal of the 80 year old Song of the Morning Ranch dam (see pictures at left) in a manner that will minimize damage to the Pigeon River.
2) We are partners with the Otsego County Historical Society as we build an Historical Interpretive Center in the old 1930's CCC built Unit Manager's Cabin at Forest Headquarters pictured above.