Important Jack Pine barrens.
A sandy jack pine plain supporting significant populations of Spruce Grouse and Black-backed Woodpeckers, as well as occasional Kirtland's Warblers.
Loss of habitat due to lack of fire is a potential threat to Black-backed Woodpeckers, which utilize burns for about 2 years prior to dispersing.
Baraga State Forest, Ottawa National Forest, Michigan College of Mining and Technology, and private.
Sandy plain dominated by jack pine, with smaller amounts of northern hardwoods, herbaceous openland, and shrubland.
Varied. Primarily forestry and nature conservation, with hunting and recreation as secondary uses.