Department of Natural Resources
An open house will be held 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, Aug. 21 at the Eagle Harbor community center, located at 8276 M-26 in Eagle Harbor. We encourage boaters, day users, and the community to participate along with the general public in this open house session to help shape future development of the harbor.
The Aug. 21 open house kicks off a 15-day public comment period that will run through Sept. 6.
For those unable to attend the meetings, comments may be sent through Sept. 6 via email to CadeauE@Michigan.gov.
The Harley Ensign Memorial boating access site will be undergoing a major redevelopment slated for 2020. This project will include complete replacement of the concrete launch and is estimated to take 10-14 weeks to complete. Your input is important to help guide the process and could impact how the ramp is built and when it will be open to the public.
Public input is an important part of the park general management planning process. Opportunities to provide feedback on in-progress park management plans will be announced on this page when there is a public comment period or open house occurring.
You can view view in-progress and completed park management plans here.
An emergency shoreline project is underway to protect the main entry road on the east end of Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Park from erosion aggravated by high Lake Superior water levels and storm damage. The DNR and the Ontonagon County Road Commission have teamed up to protect County Road 107 to ensure continued east access to the 60,000-acre park and its signature attractions.
Two public meetings took place Aug. 14 in Ontonagon. For those unable to attend the meetings, comments may be sent through Aug. 31 via email to CadeauE@Michigan.gov.
Help shape future management planning at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in the western Upper Peninsula.
A public meeting took place Aug. 14 in Ontonagon to provide an opportunity for the community and stakeholders to review planning materials, provide feedback and talk to DNR staff. For those not able to attend, management planning comments may be sent to JensenD1@Michigan.gov.
Mapping and inventorying state forest roads is an ongoing effort, with reviews being completed on the ground by DNR staff as well as an in-depth review of public comments each year:
View current maps and make comments at Michigan.gov/ForestRoads.
We want you to be involved in state forest planning - also known as our compartment review process. Our plans for the forest 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.
In March 2018, the United States Gypsum Company (USG) submitted a Land Transaction Application to purchase 580 acres of land and minerals in Alabaster Township in Iosco County, Michigan. USG has proposed the transaction in order to support its existing gypsum quarry operation on adjacent land in southeastern Iosco County. The proposal currently is under review by DNR staff.