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Kenneth R. Luneack

Nature Preserve

Oscoda County


History

The Conservation Easement was donated to the Michigan Nature Association (MNA) on February 10, 2011 by Ken Luneack. The J.A. Woollam Foundation (JAW) bought the property from Ken Luneack on February 24, 2011. JAW donated the property to TNC on March 1, 2012. The property was transferred to HeadWaters Land Conservancy (HWLC) from The Nature Conservancy (TNC) on October 20, 2017.


Land

It is almost 580 acres in size and encompasses Little Ward Lake. It is made up of many different ecosystem types and is home to an abundance of wildlife such as bear, deer, coyote, bobcat as well as a variety of birds.

This parcel is dominated by one land type in particular that is defined as steep, broken, moraine ridges; few kettle lakes; well drained sandy loam. This property contains quite a few different community types  including wetlands , Oak stands, and Pine. 

Size

574 Acres

Wildlife

Black bear, White-tailed deer, Beaver, Porcupine, Chipmunk, Red Squirrel, Raccoon.

Birds

Ruffed Grouse, Chickadee, Phoebe, Pileated Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker

Reptiles & Amphibians

Green Frog, Northern Leopard Frog, Spring Peeper, Eastern American Toad, Red- Backed Salamander, Painted Turtle, Eastern Garter Snake.


Planning a Visit

Luneack has a trail system that winds down to Little Ward Lake and cuts across the preserve in multiple directions.

Please Enjoy

Hiking, snowshoeing, bird watching and other low impact recreational or educational activities and remember to keep an eye out for events! Visit headwatersconservancy.org and our Facebook page.

Please note prohibited activities

Camping, fires, dumping, littering, removing  vegetation, motorized vehicles, snowmobiling, horseback riding, biking, and pets.

Hunting at Luneack is only permitted to those with an apporved permit from Headwaters. See Luneack Hunting Program Information

Directions

From Mio, MI:

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