Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Department of Natural Resources will is hosting a pair of open houses this week in the eastern U.P. on proposed forest management treatments for 2015 in the Sault Ste. Marie management unit, which includes Chippewa and Mackinac counties.
The open houses are set to provide information and receive public comment and will be held as follows. Today from 3 to 6 p.m. at the DNR Naubinway Field Office on US-2 in Naubinway, and tomorrow 3 to 6 p.m. at the Kinross Township Hall in Kincheloe.
Each year, DNR personnel evaluate one-tenth of the state forest. The inventory provides key decision-making information for foresters and wildlife, fisheries and other resource managers.
Proposed treatments, which may include timber harvesting, replanting and other management activities, which are designed to ensure the sustainability of all forest resources.