Department of Natural Resources
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 park management plans will be announced on this page when there is a public comment period or open house occurring. Comments and questions can be directed to: DNR-PRD-Planning@michigan.gov
Public input is being sought on a new draft phase 2 general management plan for Saugatuck Dunes State Park in Allegan County. The public is invited to share their opinions and ideas via email or at an open house Tuesday, Oct. 23, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Felt Estate Carriage House, 6597 138th Ave. in Holland. Comments also can be made via email through Oct. 30 to Matt Lincoln at email@example.com.
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.