KME has provided natural resources consulting for a diverse array of activities associated with the 450-acre Timber Shores re-development project. The project is a proposed 500-unit planned unit development on Grand Traverse Bay just south of Northport, Michigan. It is located on land that was once one of the largest recreational vehicle campgrounds in the Midwest. KME has helped guide the proposed re-development project with a goal of minimizing natural resource impacts. This was accomplished by carefully assessing important terrestrial and aquatic habitat and then minimizing the development disturbance by utilizing existing roads and building locations, and by taking other measures to protect on-site natural resources.
- Wetland delineation, wetland mitigation and pond designs
- Trout stream (a tributary to Lake Michigan) assessment
- Wildlife habitat assessments
- Threatened/endangered species surveys
- Indiana bat habitat assessment
- Hydrologic assessments
- Development of natural resources management plans
- Coordinated with Leelanau Township and the Michigan
Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) as a
member of a diverse project consulting team for approval
Client: NM Investment Company
Location: Leelanau County, Michigan
Aerial view of a portion of Timber Shores redevelopment site
Fish electroshocking survey of Ennis Creek, a high-quality trout stream that flows through the property and enters Grand Traverse Bay.