The UP of Michigan is a prime area of interest for the USA National Phenology Network in studying the phenology of balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera) and quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides), but especially for balsam poplar since it is near its southern range margin there, yet still can be easily found and observed by participants.
You are invited to join the Nature Phenology Network and the University of Maryland and to contribute important data by sharing your observations!!! Pop-Clock is a project that uses your observations to help map changes in poplar forests due to climate change! With just a few minutes of your time, observing trees in your backyard can make a huge difference for tomorrow's forests! Visit the PopClock website to learn more.
Together we can do it.
UPLC is qualified under state law to own land to establish nature preserves, as well as hold conservation easements. We currently protect over 2500 acres of land in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula through conservation easements and land donations.
Established in 1999 as the Central Lake Superior Land Conservancy, the U. P. Land Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) organization.