DNR HOSTS OPEN HOUSE ON ROSCOMMON FOREST MANAGEMENT UNIT: MI

Article Posted: March 01, 2002

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DNR HOSTS OPEN HOUSE ON ROSCOMMON FOREST MANAGEMENT UNIT

LANSING--The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will
host an open house Tuesday, March 19, to provide
information and receive public comment on proposed forest
management activities to be done in 2003 in the Roscommon
Forest Management Unit. The open house will be held from 3
to 7 p.m. at the DNR Field Office, 8717 North Roscommon
Road, Roscommon.
Each year, foresters and biologists inventory one-tenth of
the state forest. The information gathered includes the
health, quality and quantity of all vegetative types;
wildlife and fisheries habitat and needs; archaeological
sites; oil and gas activities; recreational use; and social
factors, including proximity to roads and neighborhoods.
Proposed treatments are designed to ensure the
sustainability of the resources in providing the variety of
values, uses and products that state lands offer to
Michigan's citizens.
This open house is an opportunity for interested people to
review proposed treatments and 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 that will be
available at the open house can be accessed by visiting the
DNR Web site at www.michigandnr.com. Click on Compartment
Reviews under Resource & Conservation Management.
Each forest management unit is divided into smaller units or
compartments to facilitate better administration of the
resources. Compartments in the following townships are under
review this year:
* Roscommon County: Gerrish, Lyon, Au Sable, Markey, Lake,
Higgins, Richfield, Roscommon, Denton and Backus townships
* Ogemaw: Foster, Rose and Klacking townships
A formal compartment review to decide prescriptions for
these areas is scheduled for April 5, beginning at 9:30
a.m., at the DNR Operations Service Center, 8717 North
Roscommon Road, Roscommon. Persons with disabilities needing
accommodations for these meetings should contact Don Torchia
at 989-275-4622.



Source: MDNR






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