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Enviro-Mich message from "Anne M. Woiwode" <anne.woiwode@sierraclub.org>
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Another DNR open house on State Forests:

From: Department of Natural Resources publications list
[mailto:DNRWIRE@LISTSERV.MICHIGAN.GOV] On Behalf Of Bradley Wurfel
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2004 4:04 PM
To: DNRWIRE@LISTSERV.MICHIGAN.GOV
Subject: DNR hosts open house on Newberry area forests

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 29 NOV 04
Contact: Leslie Homan, 906-293-3293 Ext. 4740

DNR hosts open house on Newberry area forests

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will host an open house
Dec. 6 to provide information and receive public comment on forest
management treatments proposed for 2006 in the Newberry Management
Unit.

The open house, from 4-7 p.m. at the McMillan Township Hall, is an
opportunity for the public 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.

Each year, DNR personnel inventory and evaluate one-tenth of the state
forest. The information gathered includes the health, quality and
quantity of all vegetation; wildlife and fisheries habitat and needs;
archaeological sites; mineral, oil and gas activities; recreational use;
wildfire potential; social factors, including proximity to roads and
neighborhoods; and use on adjacent lands, public or private. Proposed
treatments are then designed to ensure the sustainability of the
resources and ecosystems.

Each management unit is divided into smaller units or compartments to
facilitate better administration of the resources. The Newberry open
house and compartment review will focus on: Hulbert and Whitefish
townships in Chippewa County; and Columbus, McMillan, and Pentland
townships in Luce County.

Maps and information regarding the proposed treatments, available at
the open house, also can be accessed at www.michigan.gov/dnr, or by
calling Les Homan, Newberry Unit Manager, at 906-293-3293, Ext. 4740.

The formal compartment review to finalize prescriptions for these areas
is scheduled for Dec. 20, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Newberry
Correctional Facility Training Center.

Persons with disabilities needing accommodations for meetings should
contact Les Homan.
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