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Thursday, September 14, 2017
MI DNR wants to hear your ideas on state forest planning for Dickinson and Iron counties
DNR wants to hear your ideas on state forest planning for Dickinson and Iron counties

Whether you're interested in healthy forests, quality wildlife habitat or a strong forest products industry, don't miss the chance to get involved in state forest planning.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources currently is making plans for forests in 2019. These management plans 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.

This year, areas are under review in Breen, Breitung, Felch, Norway, Sagola, Waucedah and West Branch townships (Dickinson County) and Crystal Falls, Mansfield and Mastodon townships (Iron County).

You're invited to look over proposals, view maps of the affected areas and provide feedback at the following public meeting:

Crystal Falls – Sept. 20
3-6 p.m. CDT at the Norway Field Office, 500 West U.S. 2, Norway, Michigan
DNR staff will approve final plans at a meeting Oct. 4 at 8 a.m. (CDT) at the Crystal Falls Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Office, 120 Tobin-Alpha Road, Crystal Falls.

If you can't make this meeting, you can find maps and information online at www.michigan.gov/forestry. Select the "Find a Forest" button and click the "Crystal Falls" button on the map. You also can submit comments via email to Dan McNamee using the subject line "Crystal Falls Forest Management Unit open house comment."

If you have a disability that requires accommodations to attend these meetings, please contact Dan McNamee at mcnameed@michigan.gov or at 906-875-6622 prior to each meeting.

Learn more about the state forest planning process at www.michigan.gov/forestplan.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.



Contact: Dan McNamee, 906-875-6622

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