Boating

  • Eagle Harbor State Harbor

    An open house will be held 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, Aug. 21 at the Eagle Harbor community center, located at 8276 M-26 in Eagle Harbor. We encourage boaters, day users, and the community to participate along with the general public in this open house session to help shape future development of the harbor.

    The Aug. 21 open house kicks off a 15-day public comment period that will run through Sept. 6.

    For those unable to attend the meetings, comments may be sent through Sept. 6 via email to CadeauE@Michigan.gov.

  • Harley Ensign Memorial Boat Ramp Replacement

    The Harley Ensign Memorial boating access site will be undergoing a major redevelopment slated for 2020. This project will include complete replacement of the concrete launch and is estimated to take 10-14 weeks to complete. Your input is important to help guide the process and could impact how the ramp is built and when it will be open to the public.

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Wildlife

  • Public meetings for deer management unit 487

    Share your values and interests for hunting in DMU 487 – a multi-county DMU in the northern Lower Peninsula that includes all of Alcona, Alpena, Iosco, Montmorency, Oscoda and Presque Isle counties. We want to hear the diverse perspectives of people who hunt in these six counties. 

    Meeting dates and times:

    • Tuesday, Sept. 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
      Allis Township Hall, 20018 W. County Road 638 in Onaway
    • Wednesday, Sept. 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
      Alpena Events Complex, 701 Woodward Ave. in Alpena
    • Thursday, Sept. 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
      Warrior Pavilion, 6288 F41 in Oscoda
    • Friday, Sept. 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
      Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 2501 Tittabawassee Road in Saginaw

    Your participation in these discussions will help shape the quality of future hunting experiences in the area.

    For more information, email Emily Sewell or call 231-340-1821.

State Forests

  • ORV rules for state forest roads

    Mapping and inventorying state forest roads is an ongoing effort, with reviews being completed on the ground by DNR staff as well as an in-depth review of public comments each year:

    • Comments on current maps are accepted until Aug. 31 each year
    • Comments on proposed changes to maps are accepted during open comment periods

    View current maps and make comments at Michigan.gov/ForestRoads.

  • Public Input on State Forest Planning

    We want you to be involved in state forest planning - also known as our compartment review process. Our plans for the forest include harvesting timber, planting trees, prescribed burning and maintaining fields and open areas – activities that help to provide wildlife habitat, control invasive species and improve the overall health of the forest.

    Look over proposals, view maps of the affected areas and provide feedback.

Land

  • In March 2018, the United States Gypsum Company (USG) submitted a Land Transaction Application to purchase 580 acres of land and minerals in Alabaster Township in Iosco County, Michigan. USG has proposed the transaction in order to support its existing gypsum quarry operation on adjacent land in southeastern Iosco County. The proposal currently is under review by DNR staff. 

    Public input is an important part of the review process. Comments may be sent via email to DNR-USGypsum-Comments@michigan.gov. More information can be found on the USG Land Transaction page.