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Wells in Delta County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Forest Management

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, August 18, 2019
1. Forest Management Marker
Inscription.  Michigan's pine, which proved more valuable than all California's gold, was gone by the early 1900's. The original hardwoods were cut by 1935. Today, due to fire protection and increasing management, more timber is grown than ever before. Within one mile of where you now stand are headquartered three of the largest forest management organizations in the Upper Peninsula: Mead Corporation, the largest wood industry in Michigan, managing 690,000 acres; the Hiawatha National Forest, managing 880,000 acres; and the DNR's Escanaba River State Forest which manages 417,000 acres. Michigan's forest, a priceless renewable resource, will provide recreational, economic and spiritual benefit to us forever. We hope you have enjoyed this look into the past and have caught a glimpse of our forests' exciting future.
 
Location. 45° 47.835′ N, 87° 4.607′ W. Marker is in Wells, Michigan, in Delta County. Marker can be reached from Mead Road north of US Highway 2/US Highway 41/Michigan Highway 35. Marker is on a nature/historical trail behind the parking lot at the Michigan Department
Forest Management Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 18, 2019
2. Forest Management Marker
of Natural Resources Escanaba Forest Management Unit. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6833 Hwy 2, 41 & M-35, Wells MI 49894, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Isaac Stephenson (here, next to this marker); Waterpowered Sawmills (a few steps from this marker); Escanaba River (a few steps from this marker); Lumberjacks (within shouting distance of this marker); River Drives (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bill Bonifas (about 500 feet away); First Public Schoolhouse in Escanaba (approx. 3.8 miles away); Ludington Hotel (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wells.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 9, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 9, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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