Key Actions

In addition to measuring progress in meeting the public land strategy’s goals, strategies and measurable objectives, the following key actions will be implemented to improve the management and administration of DNR-managed public lands. Key actions are strategic initiatives that are in addition to normal department operations, often requiring dedicated resources, including funding, personnel and support to achieve results.

Goal: Protect natural and cultural resources

  • Develop comprehensive database of known cultural resources on DNR-managed public lands. 
  • Resolve issues of federal funding and management compatibility with facilities and land-use practices to ensure compliance with grant and program requirements.

Goal: Provide access to outdoor public recreation opportunities

  • Complete a roads plan to ensure appropriate amounts of motorized and nonmotorized access to DNR-managed public lands while considering resource protection, ability to maintain infrastructure and access for management functions.
  • Work with partners to establish one new “signature park” in a core urban area as a tool for urban revitalization, establishing a prototype model of cooperation that can be implemented in other cities.

Goal: Promote responsible natural resource management

  • Work with partners including the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry to build a prototype for a collaborative effort to use public lands to foster economic growth, placemaking and cultural identity in three Michigan communities.