web analytics

September 21, 2018

JOIN OUR CELEBRATION! Saturday, October 14, 1:30-4:00

Want to learn more about Black Bears before the Annual Meeting? https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MIDNR/bulletins/1b59c87 CALC protects over 2,000 acres of land with easements JOIN OUR CELEBRATION! Hope to see you Saturday, October 14, 1:30-4:00! Fellowship Hall, Cherry Grove Church of the Nazarene, 8450 S. 29 Road, Cadillac (corner of M-5S west and South 29 Road) Featuring a bear talk by a speaker from the DNR and tours of the new Harris easement. This year Tom and Marguerite … [Read more...]

Harrietta Blueberry Festival Update

Here is a photo of those that came for the tour during the festival. Original Post: You're invited to visit CALC's booth at the Harrietta Blueberry Festival Saturday, August 5, 2017.  For details follow this link.http://www.cadillacmichigan.com/events/4/1066/ CALC will be offering guided tours of the Oliver Family Nature Preserve at 10:00 and 2:00 that day. http://calc-landtrust.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/Topomapprint.jpg … [Read more...]

Oliver Family Preserve: Flowers Need a Drink

Ann Kahner planted lovely flowers by the bench honoring her relatives. The bench is a short jaunt to the left of the main trail-head and overlooks the creek. If you happen by, please give the beautiful blooms a drink! Thank you! … [Read more...]

Update on the Oliver Family Preserve in Harrietta

Wildflowers and Native Grasses Planted at the entrance of the Oliver Family Preserve in Harrietta Thanks to Tom Anderson and Bob Hess for planting wildflowers, native grasses and other plants known as carriers. This mixture of seeds has the name of "Pheasant Forever" mixture and is good for harboring wildlife. The land had to have much work done in order to get to the point of planting. However it will be much more pleasing to the eye for those that drive … [Read more...]

Carl T. Johnson Nature Preserve

The Cadillac Area Land Conservancy (CALC) now owns the 40 acres formerly owned by Carl T. Johnson on 33 Road just past Benson Road. There was a meeting at the township hall last July that explained that for healthy forests there had to be a selective timber cut that would temporarily make things look worse before it got better. Currently Cherry Grove resident, Steve Kalisz of Old School Forestry, is supervising the topwood removal. This is a labor intensive process that prevents the public … [Read more...]

Oliver Family Preserve in Harrietta – Need Volunteer?

We've made improvements to the Oliver Family Preserve in Harrietta that will make your trip there much more pleasant!  As you know, we have carved out a trail almost a half mile long with super water views much of the way. We spent hours pulling up roots and stumps that were tripping hazards. There are steps on both sides of the bridge over the Slagle Creek tributary.  A bench donated by Ann Kahner overlooks this Slagle Creek tributary (located to the left of the new parking lot). It was pr … [Read more...]

Kohn Family Nature Preserve

The Cadillac Area Land Conservancy has been given another important piece of property that is now open as a public nature preserve — the Kohn Family Nature Preserve. This 22 acre area includes 4,300 feet of the Manistee River shoreline.  (The river is listed as a special, unique area in the Wexford County Master plan.)  It’s an unbroken natural area, a canoe resting place and a forested scenic backdrop for hikers using the North Country Scenic Trail.  Not only scenic, the property is a natural ha … [Read more...]

Geocaching on the CALC Preserves

What is Geocaching? Geocaching is a real world outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS enabled devices. Participants use GPS coordinates to navigate to a specific location posted on a geocaching website where they hope to find the treasure, a geocache or container. This geocache container may contain some trinket or just a log where you can sign to acknowledge that you found the location of this geocache. If you plan on taking a treasure, then you should take one along with you to leave for … [Read more...]

Oliver Preserve Trail Taking Shape

OLIVER PRESERVE TRAIL TAKING SHAPE Thanks to board member, Dan Valley, and the Career Tech Class of Mark Johnson at the Wexford Missaukee Intermediate School District, the trail at the Oliver Preserve is starting to take shape. Near the end of May 2016 it looked like this, but was wrapped up shortly thereafter. Look for more to come on the completed project.     While you are out at the preserve, look for the three bluebird boxes to see if any have been … [Read more...]

In Remembrance – George Rock

In Remembrance of George Lee Rock  1925 - 2014 While we mourn the passing of George Rock, CALC’s Director Emeritus, we also celebrate his life—the life of a visionary. It was George’s vision of using a non-profit organization to preserve land that led to the formation of the Cadillac Area Land Conservancy. He educated us by bending our ears every chance he got! He was a relentless believer in the cause and wasn’t afraid to tell the world about it on a one-to-one personal basis. George acted on … [Read more...]