DNR releases 5-year forest management plan

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has released a five-year plan to guide management of the state's forests.
AP Wire
Mar 19, 2014

Officials say it outlines a mission, values, goals and objectives that will guide decisions by the forest resources division from 2014 through 2018.

Division chief Bill O'Neill said Michigan's 4 million acres of state forest land contributes to the economy while providing vital wildlife habitat and space for recreation. He said the plan was developed in consultation with a variety of interest groups.

O'Neill said the plan will promote growth of the forest products industry and support programs such as wildfire protection, forest health monitoring, urban forestry and land management.

Staffers are developing a list of steps to meet the plan's goals and objectives.

Online:

http://www.michigan.gov/forestplan

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