Department of Natural Resources
The public open house will take place Tuesday, May 22, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Commerce Township offices, located at 2009 Township Drive in Commerce Township.
At the open house, DNR staff will be on hand to answer questions and gather input from the public about the site analysis, proposed design and other factors. The public is welcome to attend at any time during the two-hour open forum.
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.
The state forest road inventory and classification for roads in the Upper Peninsula will go into effect in January 2019.
Proposed forest road classifications now can be viewed online at michigan.gov/forestroads. Comments on specific road segments also can be made directly on this web map.
Comments also will be accepted via email to DNR-RoadInventoryProject@michigan.gov or by mail to ATTN: DNR Roads Inventory Project, 1990 U.S. 41 South, Marquette, MI 49855. The initial comment period will close June 15, 2018.
Open houses are informal sessions that give citizens an opportunity to speak with foresters, wildlife biologists, and other resource professionals about proposed management activities (timber harvests, prescribed burns, invasive species control, etc).
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