Description: Lake St. Clair Upland Landcover
Uplands are lands that lie above sea level where saturated soils and standing water are absent. In many ways, they are defined by what they are not: uplands are not wetlands; they are not under water or seasonally flooded; they have non-hydric soils, and are not moist enough for wetland plants to survive. Around Lake St. Clair, upland environments include a wide variety of landscape types, ranging from prairies and savannas, mature forests and cultivated farms to developed lands, such as cities and villages. Upland environments can include the rare and unique, such as the globally imperiled lakeplain oak opening as well as urban centers with minimal habitat value. Within the project area, C-CAP satellite data show over 675,000 acres (273,163 hectares) of uplands.