The decision to extend the period was made due to the complexity and importance of the plans, which are designed to help the DNR sustainably manage Michigan’s nearly 4 million acres of state forest land. The DNR developed the three draft plans – which cover the eastern Upper Peninsula, the western Upper Peninsula and the northern Lower Peninsula.
The plans will remain posted on the DNR website, michigan.gov/regionalforestplans, through March 8, 2013. Following public review, the DNR will assess the feedback, consult with stakeholders and revise each plan in preparation for final review and approval by the DNR director at a Natural Resources Commission meeting.
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