Frequently Asked Questions

What is the land strategy?

The land strategy provides a framework for the conservation, use and management of state-owned public lands to ensure their best use for the benefit of Michigan residents, visitors and natural resources. The strategy explains why a public land base is so important. It also provides goals, strategies and measurable objectives to guide the Michigan Department of Natural Resources in protecting and preserving the state’s natural and cultural resources, providing spaces for quality outdoor recreation opportunities and performing responsible natural resources management on the public lands it’s charged with managing.

When will the strategy be complete?

The updated land strategy must be submitted to the Michigan Legislature for consideration and approval by July 1. As required by statute, the report submitted to the Legislature will contain the following components: proposed changes to the original goals; strategies and measurable objectives, including what should be kept, modified or removed and why; progress toward the goals set forth in the existing strategy; and documentation of the DNR’s engagement and collaboration with local units of government.

How can I participate in this process?

The DNR will accept public input about the strategy update process via email at