Delirium Wilderness

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Delirium Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Map showing the location of Delirium Wilderness
Map showing the location of Delirium Wilderness
Location Chippewa County, Michigan, USA
Nearest city Raco, Michigan
Coordinates 46°18′03″N 84°41′58″W / 46.30083°N 84.69944°W / 46.30083; -84.69944Coordinates: 46°18′03″N 84°41′58″W / 46.30083°N 84.69944°W / 46.30083; -84.69944
Area 11,870 acres (48.0 km2)
Established 1987
Governing body U.S. Forest Service & Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission

Delirium Wilderness is a 11,870-acre (48.0 km2) wilderness area in Chippewa County, within the Hiawatha National Forest in the U.S. state of Michigan.[1][2]

The Wilderness is forested, flat, and rolling, often characterized as a swamp, with elevations ranging from 590 to 890 feet (180 to 270 m). Sculpted by glaciers and an ancient glacial lake, it now contains the 80-acre (32 ha) Sylvester Pond and the 6-acre (2 ha) Delirium Pond, as well as the headwaters of the Pine and Waiska Rivers.[1]

Vegetation[edit]

Delirium Wilderness is thickly forested with swamp conifer, aspen, and white cedar, with stands of red and jack pine growing in its drier areas.[1]

Wildlife[edit]

Wildlife predominant in the Delirium Wilderness includes beaver, bobcat, otter, various species of duck, loon, great blue heron, and sandhill crane. Whitetail deer, black bear, and rabbit are also found in the area.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Delirium Wilderness - Hiawatha National Forest
  2. ^ Delirium Wilderness - Wilderness.net

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