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St. Pierre Wetland

42.4597, -83.8572
to the north of Bass Lake and is surrounded almost entirely by residential land and lies within Livingston County in Hamburg Township about 14 miles north-northwest of Ann Arbor Hamburg Township MI 49685 US
Site Overview: 
Open water and low marsh vegetation. As the only undeveloped shoreline on Bass Lake, the wetland provides a valuable ecosystem in terms of water quality and wildlife habitat. The majority of St. Pierre wetland is covered with low marsh vegetation (cattail, sedge, etc.). Tree and shrub species found on the site include aspen (Populus tremuloides), willow (Salix sp.), silver maple (Acer saccharinum), and red-ozier dogwood (Cornus sericea). There are also several areas of open water in characteristic of a cattail marsh.
Site History: 

This site was donated in 1975 by Sam and Angeline St. Pierre to be used for teaching and research in fisheries, wetland ecology, stream biology, etc.