State Forests

  • ORV rules for southern Lower Peninsula state forest roads

    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

    Read the press release giving additional details >

  • 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. You’re invited to look over proposals, view maps of the affected areas and provide feedback.

  • Open House Schedule PDF icon

    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

  • Compartment Review Schedule PDF icon

    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

  • ORV rules for Upper Peninsula state forest roads

    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

    Read the press release giving additional details >

Land

  • 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. 

    Public input is an important part of the review process. Comments may be sent via email to DNR-USGypsum-Comments@michigan.gov. More information can be found on the USG Land Transaction page.