An Ancient Forest Bed

 Funded in part by the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program
Two Creeks, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
44° 19.645′ N, 87° 32.67′ W
An ancient forest bed
Located on a high, eroding bluff along Lake Michigan, Two Creeks is an ancient forest of pine, hemlock, and spruce that established about 12,000 years ago. During various glacial advances and retreats water, silt, and clay buried the forest and over time, constant wave action has exposed the soil layers uncovering long buried branches, logs and tree stumps. Radiocarbon dating provides us with a precise glacial record and gives evidence of boreal forest development in the Two Creeks area.
Protection and management of State Natural Areas is made possible by your donation to the Endangered Resources Checkoff on the Wisconsin Income Tax form and by purchases of Endangered Resources licenses plates.
Funded in part by the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program
The marker is located next to the parking area for Two Creeks Buried Forest State Natural Area, at the intersection of County Road BB and Wisconsin (State Road) 42, N110 Wisconsin 42, Kewaunee, Wisconsin 54216.
NOTE: the marker is very small and not easily visible from the road; however, it is easy to locate once inside the parking area.








 This sign is about 200 yards south of the marker


The parking lot for
Two Creeks Buried Forest State Natural Area
is next to the entrance to Gib's on the Lake

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