Mature Aspen-Fir Forests - Alpena Nature Preserve
Mature apsen, birch and balsam fir forest. Note the aspen and balsam fir are mature and declining. Balsam fir seedilings dominate the understory.
The Alpena Township Nature Preserve is a biologically rich site with coastal fens, rich conifer swamps, coastal marshes, dwarf lake iris, cobble beaches, underwater sinkholes, marl bottomlands, and alvar. Trails provide access through the preserve, with a long hike to the point providing views of El Cajon Bay and Misery Bay.
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