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Gete Mino Mshkiigan (or Mullett Lake South) property

We are in the process of developing a general management plan for the new Gete Mino Mshkiigan property, formerly referred to as Mullett Lake South, in Cheboygan County. Public and stakeholder input is a critical component of the planning process.

A park's general management plan defines a long-range (10- to 20-year) planning and management strategy to protect and preserve the site’s natural and cultural resources and provide access to land- and water-based public recreation and educational opportunities.

Stakeholder and public input is a critical component of the planning process. The DNR first held a stakeholder input meeting this past February with the goal of gathering valuable insights on the development of a new general management plan for the property. The Feb. 2 presentation and a meeting summary are linked under "Resources."

Public feedback via online survey

Learn more about the draft general management plan and provide comments on the primary plan components via an interactive online survey available through Sept. 25.  Comments may also be shared via email to JensenD1@Michigan.gov.

A public open house was held Thursday, Sept. 8. in Topinabee,, to solicit ideas on future management planning for the property. At the open house, DNR staff shared components of a draft general management plan and provided opportunities for attendees to provide comments and feedback. The planning team will consider all of the feedback received at this meeting via the online survey and email.

About the property and new name

As part of the planning process, the DNR adopted Gete Mino Mshkiigan as the new name for the property. Pronounced “Geh teh mi no mush key gun,” the name was suggested by the current and former tribal historic preservation officers of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians. The name roughly translates from Anishinaabemowin to English as Ancient Good Wetlands, capturing the land’s history, beauty, abundance and centrality within the larger wetland chain that is the Inland Waterway. 

The 147-acre property, located south of Topinabee, includes 1,500 linear feet of water frontage on the southwest shore of Mullett Lake. The property was purchased in 2013 and is largely undeveloped except for the North Central State Trail that runs parallel to the lakeshore. View aerial property map.

Listen to Gete Mino Mshkiigan pronunciation »

Resources

Contact

For more information, contact Debbie Jensen, DNR park management plan administrator, at JensenD1@Michigan.gov.