Wildlife & Habitat Inventory

    Big Basswood Lake is such a large and pristine lake with an abundance of wildlife and habitat surrounding it. This forum will allow owners and cottagers around the lake to identify just what tree, shrub, mammal, amphibian, reptile, fish, bird, and other species make Big Basswood Lake so special.

    Eagle in TreeHave you seen something new on your property and are not sure what it is? Take a picture and post it on our forum in the hopes that someone else will be able to identify it.

    Do you have something unique on your property that makes it special to you and Big Basswood? Share your observations on our forum, and comment on other people’s observations as well.

    We are hoping this project will not only encourage lake owners to identify unknown species, monitor their return and become familiar with lake ecosystems, but will also serve as a positive example of good stewardship in action for other lakes and lake associations in the area.

    It is also important to be aware of invasive species that could pose a threat to the natural features unique to the lake, as well as potential species at risk that may be spotted thriving around Big Basswood.

    Printable inventory sheet: Wildlife and Habitat Inventory (pdf)

    For more information on this, or how to get your Species at Risk/Invasive Species Observation sheet, please contact:

    Marilyn Kellum
    Or reach out via email using this form:

    Wildlife and Habitat Contact

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