Meeting will focus on Crystal Falls forest unit: MI

Article Posted: December 04, 2002

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Meeting will focus on Crystal Falls forest unit

Michigan Department of Natural Resources will host a Dec. 19 open house
to provide information and seek public comment on recently completed
field inventory and proposed forest management activities for the 2004
Year-of-Entry compartments on the Crystal Falls Forest Management Unit.
The open house will be held from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. CST at the
Crystal Falls DNR office, 1420 US-2 West, Crystal Falls.
Each year DNR personnel inventory and evaluate one-tenth of the
state forest lands. The information gathered spans a wide range of
social, biological and economic factors. It includes the health, quality
and quantity of vegetative types; wildlife and fisheries habitat
conditions and needs; recreational use; and land use in and around the
compartments. From this information, treatments and other management
activities are proposed. The overall goal is to continue to provide the
variety of values, uses and products from state lands that benefit
Michigan's citizens and to ensure the sustainability of the resources
and ecosystems that provide these values, uses and products for future
This open house is an opportunity for interested people to
review the proposed treatments and other management activities and
provide input for making final decisions. It also provides an
opportunity to talk with local foresters and biologists about issues of
Compartments under review this year are:
" Dickinson County Waucedah, Felch, West Branch, Sagola, Norway,
Breen, and Breitung townships; and,
" Iron County: Crystal Falls, Mansfield and Mastodon townships.
A formal compartment review to finalize proposed management
activities for these areas is scheduled for Jan. 30, 2003, beginning at
8:30 a.m. CST at the Crystal Falls VFW Hall.
For more information, contact Debbie Begalle Crystal Falls Office,
906-875-6622. Persons with disabilities needing accommodations for the
open house should contact Debbie Begalle.

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