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DNR seeking public input

MARQUETTE — As part of the implementation of its managed public land strategy adopted in late 2018, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has been reviewing and revising — and now is seeking public input on — dedicated project boundaries around state forests, game and wildlife areas, parks and recreation areas.

These boundaries, mapped in 2004, serve as a guide for public land ownership and include current state-owned land and privately owned land that would be a priority for the DNR to acquire in the future if it becomes available for sale.

Proposed changes to dedicated project boundaries are available for public review and feedback via an interactive online map at Michigan.gov/PublicLands.

Comments will be accepted online through Nov. 30 and at the Dec. 10 Natural Resources Commission meeting.

A final decision on dedicating project boundaries is expected to be made by the DNR director at the December NRC meeting.

The DNR is also currently working to develop an updated public land strategy, which must be submitted to the Michigan Legislature for consideration and approval by July 1.

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