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dc.contributor.authorBrown Bridge Advisory Committee
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-18T21:00:38Z
dc.date.available2013-07-18T21:00:38Z
dc.date.issued2002-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11045/24095
dc.descriptionPartial OCR done. 203 pages total.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis Brown Bridge Management Plan is the compilation of several efforts over the years including a Site Inventory and Evaluation (1975) conducted by George Ferrar, Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D); a Critical Area Treatment Plan (1988) drawn up by Tom Adams, District Conservationist, Soil Conservation Service (SCS); and a Natural Area Evaluation and Wetland Floristic Inventory (1991), by Gary Reese, Ecologist, Midwest Biosurveys. In addition, the general public and a citizen based Brown Bridge Advisory Committee have had extensive input in the development of this plan. Two other forest management plans were written for Brown Bridge by Pere Marquette State foresters in 1953 and 1963. Both plans focused on the consumptive value of harvesting timber off the property and lacked an integrated management view.On April 4,1977 the citizens of Traverse City approved a ballot proposal to allow drilling for oil & gas on the Brown Bridge property. As we all know, the City did drill and strike oil. To date, the gas & oil revenue from the four City-owned wells at Brown Bridge has placed approximately six million dollars into the Brown Bridge Trust Fund. Annually, the trust fund generates close to a half million dollars (over 2.5 mills) in interest revenue; the revenue is then placed into the General Fund to offset taxes and fund City-wide operations. A month prior, the City Commission passed a resolution dedicating Brown Bridge as a "Natural Area for Quiet Recreation" (Appendix ****). The resolution also stated the City's intent to appoint a citizen based Brown Bridge Management Plan Committee.en_US
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dc.publisherCity of Traverse Cityen_US
dc.subjectBrown Bridge Quiet Areaen_US
dc.subjectwetland floraen_US
dc.subjectupland floraen_US
dc.subjectplant and natural community classificationen_US
dc.subjectnatural quality evaluation of the areaen_US
dc.subjectmanagement recommendations for proper stewardship of any sensitive natural resources identifieden_US
dc.subjectCity of Traverse Cityen_US
dc.subjectTraverse Bay Watershed Centeren_US
dc.titleBrown Bridge Quiet Area Management Planen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US


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