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Michigan has 36 million acres of land, of which 20 million acres are forested. This makes Michigan one of the most forested states in the country. Sixty percent of Michigan's forest land is owned by private individuals, but 40 percent is either publicly owned or open for public use. That is 8 million acres of forest land available to hunt, fish, explore, hike, bike and enjoy. In addition to having the largest state forest system in the country, Michigan is home to three national forests, three national parks, two large national wildlife refuges, 2 million acres of private forest land open to hunting and fishing under the DNR-administered Commercial Forest program, and the 60,000-acre Porcupine Mountains Wildness State Park (aka "the Porkies").

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Forest Management Unit MapSouthern Traverse City Roscommon Gladwin Cadillac Pigeon River Country Grayling Atlanta Gaylord Shingleton Sault Ste. Marie Newberry Escanaba Gwinn Crystal Falls Baraga Southern Traverse City Cadillac Cadillac Traverse City Gladwin Gladwin Roscommon Roscommon Grayling Pigeon River Country Pigeon River Country Atlanta Atlanta Gaylord Gaylord Sault Ste. Marie Newberry Shingleton Escanaba Gwinn Crystal Falls Crystal Falls Baraga Baraga

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Atlanta FMU

  • Alpena
  • Cheboygan (NE of Black River)
  • Montmorency (excluding PRC)
  • Presque Isle

Baraga FMU

  • Baraga
  • Gogebic
  • Houghton
  • Keweenaw
  • Ontonagon

Cadillac FMU

  • Lake
  • Missaukee
  • Mason
  • Osceola
  • Wexford

Crystal Falls FMU

  • Dickinson
  • Iron

Escanaba FMU

  • Delta (excluding Garden Peninsula)
  • Menominee

Gaylord FMU

  • Antrim
  • Charlevoix
  • Cheboygan (SW of Black River, excluding PRC)
  • Emmet
  • Otsego (excluding PRC)
  • Mackinac (Bois Blanc Island Only)

Gladwin FMU

  • Arenac
  • Bay
  • Clare
  • Gladwin
  • Iosco (South half)
  • Isabella
  • Midland

Grayling FMU

  • Alcona
  • Crawford
  • Iosco (North half)
  • Oscoda

Gwinn FMU

  • Alger (West section)
  • Marquette

Newberry FMU

  • Chippewa (section adjacent to Luce)
  • Luce

Pigeon River Country FMU

  • Cheboygan (within SE corner)
  • Otsego (within NE corner)
  • Montmorency (within NW corner)

Roscommon FMU

  • Ogemaw
  • Roscommon

Sault Ste Marie FMU

  • Chippewa (excluding lands adjacent to Luce)
  • Mackinac (excluding certain islands)

Shingleton FMU

  • Alger (excluding West section)
  • Delta (Garden Peninsula)
  • Schoolcraft

Traverse City FMU

  • Benzie
  • Grand Traverse
  • Kalkaska
  • Leelanau
  • Manistee