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Wisconsin. State Conservation Committee (1915-27) / Biennial report of the State Conservation Commission of Wisconsin for the years 1915 and 1916
(1916)

Peninsula Park,   pp. 97-101 PDF (1018.5 KB)


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BIENNIAL REPORT
total estimate of the standing timber amounting to 4,812,987 feet on the
park is as follows:
             Estimate of Timber on Peninsula State Park.
Species
Balsam...............................................
Cedar.
White pine.........................................
Red pine.............................................
He         ock.............................................
*Beech.................................................
Birch.
fMaple ..............................................
Basswood.
Ash.
Poplar..................................................
Oak.
Miscellaneous.
    Total...........................................
Board Feet
  274,951
  455,594
  283,970
1,765,520
  598,430
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  894,808
  131,840
  30,164
  377 710
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4,812,987
Cords
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  3,233
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  1,929
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  †489
  5,651
Posts
27,420
     *Reduced 30% for defect.
     tReduced 20% for defect.
 Fifty acres of open fields along the boundary road were planted to conifer-
 ous stock of the following species, during the spring of 1916.
       White pine.........                             40 250
       Red pne .........                               12:000
       Scotch pine.........                            10,000
       White spruce..................................................................
 4,000
                                                        66,250
  There are remaining some 500 acres of open land suitable for forest
planting. It is planned to reforest the entire area, spreading the work
out over a period of 10 years, or fifty acres per year. The trees will be
supplied from the state nurseries at Trout Lake and Tomahawk Lake.
  Many improvements are contemplated. The great need is good roads
and improvement and repair of the many cottages now on the park, all
of which are in a dilapidated condition. The golf links, on either side of
the park, are now being used by the followers of the game. Roads and
numerous trails make all parts of the park accessible.
  The numerous harbors along the peninsula make sailing or motorboat
eruising safe, and boats from the various yacht clubs are often seen at
anchor in-the harbor at Eagle Island. Door county is a favorite region
with motorists, and many cars come to the park each year. The park is
reached by motor-stage from Sturgeon Bay or by boat from Marinette.
Others come from the lower ports on Lake Michigan on the Goodrich
line steamers. Good hotel accommodations are found at Fish Creek
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