Sturgeon River in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

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ELPC Thinks: Keep the U.P. Wild

Watch our latest ELPC Thinks on Keeping the U.P. Wild

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a place like no other, and its most pristine places—including the Ehlco area, the Trap Hills, Norwich Plains, and the Sturgeon River Gorge—deserve our nation’s greatest protection. This ELPC Thinks discussion was an update from local environmental and business leaders on our fight to expand federal Wilderness protection for 50,000 acres of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It’s time to keep the U.P. Wild.

Moderated by: Tyler Barron, Policy Advocate, ELPC


  • Conan Smith: President & CEO, Michigan Environmental Council
  • John Mueller: General Manager, Keweenaw Mountain Lodge, Copper Harbor, MI