2021 Strategy Outline
Below is the outline of the updated land strategy for 2021.
Public lands exist at the federal, state and local level, but this strategy focuses exclusively on DNR-managed public lands. These will be referred to as “public lands” throughout the document. We will post new sections for review as they become available.
While you’re reviewing these sections please keep the following questions in mind:
- Are the strategy components comprehensive?
- Which of the pieces are you happy to see included?
- Is anything missing or not represented?
- What is the most important identified strategy?
- Are all user groups, and people of all backgrounds, abilities and means represented?
- How can we ensure that all people feel welcome visiting and using DNR-managed public lands?
Sections currently available for review:
Section 3: Land Strategy Goals
Section 4: The draft “Land Information” section of the revised land strategy provides an overview of the routine public lands-related work that is undertaken by the DNR on behalf of Michigan’s citizens. The focus of this draft section of the land strategy is to educate and inform to help provide some context to the overall revised land strategy and priorities for public land ownership.
Section 5: Key Actions
- Introduction – Why public lands matter, how a management strategy helps
- History of the Department of Natural Resources and public lands
From then to now – Changes from the 2013 land strategy
Section 3: Land strategy goals
- Protect natural and cultural resources
- Provide access to outdoor public recreation opportunities
- Promote responsible natural resource management
Section 4: Land information
- Dedicated project boundaries
- State land review process
- Land transaction process
- Payments in lieu of taxes (PILT)
- Types of land ownership rights
- Land acquisition and funding
- Partnerships in helping to manage public lands
- Key actions
- 2013 implementation report
- Executive summary