Land Management at ACNW
We are committed to promoting biodiversity and long-term ecosystem health on the land at ACNW. The goals of our long-term land management plan for this property are:
- Maintain and improve wildlife habitat favoring a diverse host of species.
- Promote educational and recreational opportunities.
- Promote the growth of native species, including oaks, sugar maple, and white pine.
- Restore native plant communities in areas impacted by past land use.
Click here to download a copy of our comprehensive long-term Land Management Plan.
Our 780-acre property on the east side of Grindstone Lake currently consists of a mix of mature forests (50-100+ years old), young forest (0-50 years old), abandoned agricultural/pasture lands and wetland marshes. A large proportion of the forest on the property is in a mature growth stage, with some displaying old-growth characteristics. The abandoned agricultural/pasture lands are currently in a variety of states, including restored prairie/savannah. There are several wetlands on the property, including cattail marshes, sedge meadows, seasonal vernal pools, open water ponds, and a perennial stream.