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September 11th, 2009, 03:59 PM
State Forest Open House Schedule

Forest Management Unit: Sault Ste. Marie

Date: 09/15/09

Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Kinross Twp. Hall

Unit Manager: Pat Hallfrisch

Phone: 906-635-5281

The Department of Natural Resources will host an open house to provide information and receive public comment on proposed forest management treatments for 2010.

Each year, DNR personnel inventory and evaluate one-tenth of the state forest. Information gathered includes the health, quality, and quantity of all vegetation; wildlife and fisheries habitat and needs; archeological sites; minerals; recreational use; wildfire potential and social factors, including proximity to roads and neighborhoods; and use on adjacent lands, public and private. Proposed treatments, which may include timber harvesting, replanting, and other management activities, are designed to ensure the sustainability of the resources and ecosystems.

The open house is an opportunity for the public to review proposed treatments and to provide input toward final decisions on those treatments. It also provides the public an opportunity to talk with foresters and biologists about issues of interest. Maps and information regarding the proposed treatments will be available at the open house, and can be accessed at www.michigan.gov/dnr under the Forests, Land & Water section.