Important Bird Areas

Yellow Dog Plains


A large ecoregion with sandy soils and jack pine dominated forest.

Conservation Issues

Sulfide mining is a potential threat to water quality.


A conglomerate of industry-owned sites and Copper County State Forest (Michigan Department of Natural Resources, FMFM Division).


Primarily Jack Pine barrens on sandy soil, with areas of boreal bog and tag alder wetland.

Land Use

Forestry. Currently weighing a proposed sulfide mine in the upper Salmon Trout River.