Iron Creek Properties Stewardship Goals

The River Raisin headwaters are near the southern extent of what is referred to as the Southeast Michigan Headwaters Region. The region, loosely defined by the headwaters of ten river systems, is recognized as a high quality area by The Nature Conservancy and other Stewardship Network partners.  Iron Creek between Mud Lake and Iron Creek Millpond is representative of the headwaters area and is recognized for its unspoiled habitats and intact plant communities, where several special concern and threatened species have been identified. With nearly forty separate property owners, this stretch of creek is subject to an array of management priorities.

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Presently, Iron Creek Properties consists of ten families and totals over 650 acres in the Iron Creek watershed. Goals for the properties are to:

· Identify and protect quality and remnant plant communities
· Prioritize management projects
· Involve newcomers and youth in stewardship activities
· Stimulate interest in neighboring Iron Creek property owners
· Serve as a catalyst for ecosystem health dialogue throughout the watershed.

Wondering how all this translates to your own property? A very unique opportunity awaits you to visit these private properties and take the “what-should-I-do?” answers back to your own land.  Contact Raisin Cluster Co-Coordinators Sybil Kolon and Bob Kellum for more information:  raisin@stewardshipnetwork.org

Iron Creek Properties

Iron Creek Properties


One Response to “Iron Creek Properties Stewardship Goals”

  1. […] Camps deserves a special thank you for allowing us to use their chipper and truck.  Thank you to Iron Creek Properties family and friends for all their hard work.  Compare the before and after photos to see the visual […]

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