Department of Natural Resources
Public input is an important part of the park general management planning process. Opportunities to provide feedback on in-progress park management plans will be announced on this page when there is a public comment period or open house occurring. You can also view view in-progress and completed park management plans here.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input on two new general management plans for Leelanau and Keith J. Charters Traverse City state parks. The plans will help set the course for future management planning.
Visitors, community members, stakeholders and others interested in sharing their opinions and ideas are encouraged to participate in an online survey available through Sunday, Nov. 10. Links to the online surveys are available for Leelanau State Park at Michigan.gov/Leelanau and Keith J. Charters Traverse City State Park at Michigan.gov/TraverseCity.
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:
View current maps 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.
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.