Stinchfield Woods University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member woolsox
N 42° 24.436 W 083° 55.307
17T E 259564 N 4699132
Quick Description: Stinchfield Woods is a field research area for demonstration of forest management and sustainable ecosystem management for the faculty and students of the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 3/14/2008 10:23:23 AM
Waymark Code: WM3C9Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member johmer79
Views: 66

Long Description:
Stinchfield Woods is a field research area for demonstration of forest management and sustainable ecosystem management for the faculty and students of the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment, and other units of the University of Michigan.

History of the Woods
The original tract of Stinchfield Woods was acquired in two parcels totaling 320 acres in 1925. The property was expanded somewhat since the original purchase in 1946-1949 and 1955-1956 (to bring the total to 777 acres). The property was acquired with funds deeded to the University of Michigan in memory of the Stinchfield brothers, Jacob and Charles, from the Detroit area. It is perhaps fitting that this reforested woodland is named after them, as they are descendants of the lumbermen that harvested northern Michigan's giant white pine in the 1800's.

Use of the Woods
Public use of Stinchfield Woods is encouraged. Rules for public access include:

No parking in front of the access gate.
Public use hours are from dawn to dusk only.
No vehicles or bicycles are permitted on the site except those for approved research and teaching use.
Dogs with owners are welcome to visit, but they must be on a leash (the dog, not necessarily the owner).
No cutting or collecting of plant material; no hunting or harming vertebrates.
Estimated size of the public land (in regional measurement standard: hectares, acres, kms, etc.): 777 arces

Is there a trail system?: Yes

If there is a trail system, please describe length, terrain, etc.:
Appoximately 6 miles of trails. Steep, washed out unpaved trails with limited or no maintenance. Trail map: http://www.snre.umich.edu/sites/webservices.itcs.umich.edu.drupal.snre/files/stinchfieldmap.pdf


What points of interest are there?:
Peach Mountain Observatory N 42° 24.203 W 083° 55.459 University of Michigan Radio Telescope N 42° 23.919 W 083° 56.125 WUOM 91.7 FM Ann Arbor Boardcast tower N 42° 24.459 W 083° 54.832


What activities are available?:
Hiking. Pets on leaches, NO Biking, Daylight usage ONLY.


List of known hazards (cliffs, snakes, poison plants, etc.):
Steep, washed out unpaved trails with limited or no maintenance. Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, skunks, bees, etc.


Dogs Allowed?: Yes

Please supply the website of the land if available: [Web Link]

Hours of accessibility?: Not listed

Is a permit/fee required?: Not listed

If a permit/fee is required please describe in detail how to get one, how much, etc.: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Visitors are encouraged to supply a picture of either themselves or their GPS at the trailhead and/or signage of the public access lands - describe your experience there and what you saw - tell us why other folks should come visit!

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