AN ECOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF THE NE-AH-TA-WANTA RESORT ASOCIATION PROPERTY IN SECTIONS 19 & 20, T. 29 N., R. 10 W., PENINSULA TOWNSHIP, GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, MICHIGAN: DOCUMENTATION FOR A CONSERVATION EASEMENT
Scharf, William C.
Neahtawanta ; Ne-ah-ta-wanta ; Peninsula Township ; Grand Traverse County ; Conservation Easement ; 23 AUGUST 1990 ; Old Mission Conservancy Board Members ; Old Mission Peninsula ; West Grand Traverse Bay ; Lake Nipissing ; Maple-Beech forest ; Flowering Plants ; Shrubs ; Wildlife ; Trees
The following inventory of the physical and ecological features of the Ne-ah- ta-wanta Resort Association property described here was undertaken for the Old Mission Conservancy at the request of Ted Bagley, and with the help and permission of the owners. The purpose of the inventory is for use in the preparation of a Conservation Basement documentation report. The field work for this report was conducted on two occasions; the first observations on 13 August, 1990 were very preliminary, and were done in the company of several Old Mission Conservancy Board Members, and representatives of at least two families of the owners; the second, and more detailed observation was carried out on 22 August, 1990 in the company of Howard Ecker, and Pat Shaffer, representatives of the owners. On each of these occasions plants were identified by sight, and specimens of difficult species were taken for more detailed identification. It should be noted that at the time this assessment was 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 the author's prior knowledge of this property in the spring. The assessment of wildlife present on the property is based upon the actual evidence observed on the site, and the author s considerable prior experience and knowledge of this area of the Old Mission Peninsula. The author has had previous experience at this site a year ago in the documentation of the Marckwald Property Conservation Easement, which is contiguous to portions of this tract.
Partial OCR done. 7 pages total.