Prickett Lake

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Prickett Lake, Michigan
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Bordering
the Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness Area, Prickett Lake is where the North
Country National Scenic Trail crosses the Sturgeon Wild and Scenic River, and
had long been a priority for the Ottawa National Forest when the privately owned
property was put on the market, threatening the wild lands with private
recreational development. TPL helped negotiate an agreement to acquire more
than 1,200 acres around Prickett Lake in two phases for addition to the Ottawa
National Forest. In 2010, the first transaction acquired roughly 660 acres
using $1,500,000 from the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. With 2011
LWCF funding, the remaining acres should be added to the national forest in
fall 2011.

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