Tuesday, January 03, 2012

UPEC article: County Road 595 puts Mulligan Valley at risk

MARQUETTE -- Jon Saari of UPEC (Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition) writes about a wild, roadless area near Mulligan Creek in Marquette County, "dotted by lakes and streams and patches of old-growth forest," which, despite a conservation easement of protection, could be at risk if the Mulligan Truck Trail for nearby logging should be used for the proposed new County Road 595, destined to be a haul road for the Kennecott Mine. Saari gives the history of the Great Kashube Project of the 1980s, a plan to protect 3,000 acres in this area, which never came to fruition. To read this interesting article, click here and go to pp. 4-5 of the UPEC Winter 2011 Newsletter.

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