Government 80

Battle Creek Township, Calhoun County, Michigan

 

 

Conservation Area: Government. 80 – 81.8 Acres

Location: Battle Creek Township, Section 31

Parcel: 0081-00-310-0

Street Address: 

                                                                   

Conservation Area Description

Government 80 consists mainly of a mature woods, wetlands, grasses and naturally occurring bodies of water. The property is a favorite stop-over for migrating birds.   An easement on adjoining property allows for limited access to the property, which had been landlocked for many years prior.

 

Education and Research   

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Revenue Sources                                                                                                                                                             Rotational timber harvests to manage properties are conducted periodically. A timber harvest took place in 2010 on Government 80 land.

 

Hunting Lease Rights                                                                                                                                                     Government 80 is leased yearly for private hunting . During this time, visitors are not allowed to hike on the property, for safety reasons.                                                                                            

History

Government 80 was purchased by the Calhoun Conservation District in 2006 from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), as part of the Land Consolidation Strategy Sale. Yankee Appraisal Association conducted an appraisal of the property prior to the sale. A National Association of Wetland Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant and District funds were used to purchase the property. A land survey was completed in 2012 by Scott E. Koch, Surveyor.