Department of Natural Resources
We are looking for your input on recreational boating along the Detroit River. Your answers will give important information about when and where boating is currently taking place, as well as where additional recreational boating access or amenities may be helpful. The survey is open through Sept. 4.
The open house will run 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Peninsula Township Hall meeting room, 13235 Center Road.
DNR staff will be available to answer questions and gather input from the public regarding site analysis and a proposed design concept. People are welcome to attend at any time during the open forum.
Public meetings on ORV rules for southern Lower Peninsula state forest roads are set for June 4-8.
Starting June 1, you can view proposed forest road classifications and make comments at michigan.gov/forestroads.
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. You’re invited to look over proposals, view maps of the affected areas and provide feedback.
Open houses take place from June - October. You'll have the opportunity to learn more about future forest plans and meet with staff who make recommendations. You can also provide input. If you can't make the meetings or if you require accommodations, please contact us.
Attend compartment review meetings to hear DNR professionals make final decisions for the future of the forest. If you can't make the meetings or if you require accommodations, please contact us.
The state forest road inventory and classification for roads in the Upper Peninsula will go into effect in January 2019.
View proposed forest road classifications and make comments at michigan.gov/forestroads.
Public input is an important part of the park general management planning process. Opportunities to provide feedback on in-progress management plans will be announced on this page when there is a public comment period or open house occurring. Drafts of park management plans can be found here.
Comments and questions can be directed to: DNR-PRD-Planning@michigan.gov
The DNR is seeking public input on a new general management plan to guide the future of Maybury State Park in Wayne County. The public is invited to share their opinions and ideas for the park through an online survey, available through Friday, Aug. 31. A link to the survey is available at michigan.gov/maybury.
The DNR will host a public open house Thursday, Aug. 23, to encourage the public to weigh in on a proposed development of the Old Mooring boating access site on East Grand Traverse Bay in Peninsula Township (Grand Traverse County). The open house will run 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Peninsula Township Hall meeting room, 13235 Center Road.
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.