Kieper Creek includes a variety of natural communities in northwestern Florence County, sandwiched between the two previous blog posts, directly east of Lauterman Lake and just west Fox Maple Woods.
A few possible access routes exist for this site. FR 2154 forms a joint border between Lauterman Lake and Kieper Creek SNA’s. Lauterman Creek crosses beneath the road in this area, though I would not call this the core of the site. An unnamed logging road heads south from STH 70 to the east of the site, but this road is gated and requires an approximately 1/2 mile walk to the boundary and then further on to the namesake lake and creek. I do not recall the potential for parking along STH 70, but if one were to try, the northern edge of the site barely touches the highway and a separate, small bog parcel is located nearby as well. This is definitely a site that is on my revisit list, mostly so that I could do a better job of covering the vast and diverse landscape of natural communities.
More of my photos (and full-res) from Kieper Creek can be viewed here.
Just under 400 more blog posts to go! Well, actually a few more than that remain; counting SNA’s delisted since I started and a few SNA’s to be designated, the current total is 689, though hopefully, that will increase!
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|Natural Communities / Geology||Creek, Pond, Cedar Swamp, Northern Sedge Meadow, Northern Mesic Forest|
|Easy to Find||Yes|
|Best Seen By||Foot|
|Ownership||US Forest Service; More info: Wisconsin DNR|
|Located Within||Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest|