Planning Regionally for Michigan's Forest Health and Growth - Michigan.gov/regionalforestplans
Approved Regional State Forest Management Plans (December 2013)
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- This webinar is an introduction to the draft plans that explains how they are organized and what you can expect to find.
- The initial public review period closed March 8, 2013, and brought in more than 400 valuable comments and suggestions. After considering that input and making some revisions, the DNR gave the public and stakeholders the opportunity to review the proposed final drafts. Public review was open and comments were accepted through Dec. 9, 2013. The plans were approved by DNR Director Keith Creagh on Dec. 12, 2013, and are now posted to this website. Thank you for taking the time to share your opinions and ideas about Michigan’s state forest system.
- Response to Public Comments
- Summary of Major Changes
- Implementation of the Regional State Forest Management Plans will begin after approval by the Director. Implementation will continue over the planned, 10-year life of these versions of the plan.
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Still have questions? Contact us. If you have questions regarding specific plans, you may contact DNR Forest Resources Division (FRD) inventory planning specialists and/or Wildlife Division (WLD) ecologists by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling one of the following region-specific staff members:
Northern Lower Peninsula
- Tom Haxby (FRD planning specialist), 231-775-9727
- Keith Kintigh (WLD ecologist), 989-732-3541
Eastern Upper Peninsula
- Kristen Matson (FRD planning specialist), 906-293-5131
- Sherry MacKinnon (WLD ecologist), 906-293-5131
Western Upper Peninsula
- John Hamel (FRD planning specialist), 906-228-6561
- Mark MacKay (WLD ecologist), 269-685-6851
You may also contact the FRD forest certification planner at 517-284-5873 or email@example.com.