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Protected Lands

Covered Road Conservation Easement

 

Acres: 57
Established: 2003
County: Houghton
Category: Private Conservation Easement with Visual Access

One of the Copper Country's most scenic corridors, Covered Road offers beautiful woodland views to both residents and tourists year-round. The overhanging trees along the narrow road create a closed canopy that is beautiful in every season, especially so during the fall color season. Landowners Susan Dlutkowski and David Harmon chose to place a conservation easement on their 57 acres fronting the scenic drive to protect the road's viewshed and wetland habitats found on their land along Keranen Creek. The easement protects native biodiversity and the watershed, allowing natural processes to occur with minimal interference.

The property itself is private and not open to the public. However, hikers, bicyclists, and visitors by car can enjoy the majestic woodland views along Covered Road in all seasons. Covered Road is located north of Houghton off of Coles Creek Road.

"Our conservation easement is very important to our family because it ensures that the natural values we enjoy on our land will be there for everyone who comes after us, humans and non-humans alike."

DAVE HARMON AND SUSAN DLUTKOWSKI

 

 

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