Report on Vegetation and Wildlife Habit at Present on Lands Owned by the Grand Traverse Resort in Sections 26,2,34,35 of Acme Township, Grand Traverse County, Michigan
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Scharf, William C.
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Subjectvegetation; Wildlife; Grand Traverse Resort; Acme Township; Grand Traverse County; OCTOBER 18, 1989; Sections 26, 27, 34, and 35; former orchard-lands; Red Pine plantation; former salvage yard; Aspen grove; Jack Pine plantation; upland woods; lowland woods; sewer-line clearing (dry); sewer-line clearing (wet); The Ponds West of the Former Salvage Yard; Trees; Shrubs; Flowering Plants; Ferns, Lichens and Mosses
The following inventory of the vegetation and wildlife of property owned by the Grand Traverse Resort in Sections 26, 27, 34, and 35 of Acme Township, Grand Traverse County, Michigan was undertaken by Dr. William C. Scharf at the request of attorney James Olson on behalf of the owners. The purpose of this research was to assist the owners in determining the suitability of the property for development for recreational and resort use. I conducted field work on five occasions in the late summer and early autumn of 1989: 02 September, 07 September, 27 September, 14 October, and 15 October. During the field work I transected the property on foot while making visual identifications of some species and collecting specimens of other species for more detailed microscope examination in the laboratory. It should be noted that at the time this study w as commissioned in late summer, many flowering plants had finished blooming. Consequently, some identifications of such species were based on vegetative parts, seeds, and in some cases on my prior knowledge of this region and this property during the spring season. The assessment of wildlife present on the property is based upon the actual evidence observed on the site, and my considerable experience with and knowledge of this area of the Grand Traverse Region.