Estivant Pines

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Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary
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Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary sign
Map showing the location of Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary
Location within the state of Michigan
Location Upper Peninsula, Keweenaw County, Michigan USA
Nearest city Copper Harbor, Michigan
Coordinates 47°26′46″N 87°52′39″W / 47.44599°N 87.87746°W / 47.44599; -87.87746Coordinates: 47°26′46″N 87°52′39″W / 47.44599°N 87.87746°W / 47.44599; -87.87746
Area 508 acres (206 ha)
Established 1973
Governing body Michigan Nature Assoc. (non-profit)

Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary is a 508-acre (2.06 km2) nature sanctuary in Keweenaw County, Michigan. It is maintained and preserved by the Michigan Nature Association.

The sanctuary includes what is believed to be the last stand of virgin white pine forest in Upper Michigan. Some of the trees in the sanctuary are 130 to 150 feet high.[1]

History[edit]

In the early 1970s logging began just south of what is now the sanctuary. The Michigan Nature Association (MNA) purchased the land and vowed to protect the 508 acres (2.06 km2) of precious woods.

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