VANDERBILT, Mich. (AP) — State officials are inviting the public to comment on a timber management plan for the Pigeon River State Forest that may include logging, replanting and other activities.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has scheduled an open house for July 31 at the forest headquarters in Vanderbilt.
DNR staffers evaluate one-tenth of the state forest each year, producing an inventory that helps resource managers make decisions. They study the age, health, quality and quantity of trees and other vegetation.
Among topics taken into consideration are timber, wildlife and fisheries habitat, archaeological sites, recreational use and wildfire potential.
The Pigeon River State Forest takes in parts of Cheboygan, Montmorency and Otsego counties.