Forest Management -

  • Michigan’s 4 million acres of state-managed forest land provide critical habitat for wildlife, valuable resources for a thriving timber products industry, and beautiful outdoor spaces for a variety of outdoor recreation activities.

  • Forest Certification

    Image of a ForestThe DNR works hard to administer state forest resources for their many economic, recreational and environmental values. Its commitment to sustainable management has been recognized by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®). Independent auditors have reviewed the DNR’s on-the-ground forest practices against biological, social and economic requirements in the FSC and SFI standards and certified those practices as sound and comprehensive.

Guiding Documents

  • How can you get involved?

    The DNR’s annual compartment review process helps in planning for timber harvests, prescribed burns and other habitat work on state forest land. It is also designed to give people an opportunity to share their opinions on proposed forest treatments. They’re your state forests – we invite you to have a say in the planning process.

Advisory Groups