Parks and Trails

  • Help the 'Trails State' shape Michigan's trails management plan

    From Oct. 1 through Oct. 22, the DNR will host a series of virtual meetings where people can learn about the department’s draft vision and goals for Michigan’s trails system (developed with assistance from the Michigan Trails Advisory Council) and share their own ideas. The DNR has scheduled seven regional or use-specific meetings:

    • Thursday, Oct. 1, 6 p.m. (Upper Peninsula region).
    • Tuesday, Oct. 6, 6 p.m. (motorized trails).
    • Thursday, Oct. 8, 6 p.m. (northern Lower Peninsula region).
    • Tuesday, Oct. 13, 6 p.m. (southwestern Lower Peninsula region).
    • Thursday, Oct. 15, 6 p.m. (southeastern Michigan region)
    • Tuesday, Oct. 20, 6 p.m. (nonmotorized trails).
    • Thursday, Oct. 22, 6 p.m. (water trails).
  • Holland State Park general management planning (phase 2)

    The DNR hosted an Aug. 20, 2020 virtual public meeting webinar to gather public feedback on a new draft phase 2 general management plan for the park. The virtual public meeting includes a review of the draft plan and planning process, followed by an opportunity for people to share feedback and questions with DNR staff. You can still share your comments and input via this online public input survey through Sept. 4.

  • Park Management Planning - ongoing

    General management plans are used to define long-range planning and management strategies that protect a state park's resources while addressing recreation and educational needs and opportunities. Public input is a critical component of the planning process. Bookmark this page to view a list of in-progress and completed management plans

     

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:

    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.