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

  • 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.


  • 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 More information can be found on the USG Land Transaction page.