Lake Michigan Islands Management Plan now available for review


LANSING, MI – The Department of Natural Resources invites those interested in the management of the Lake Michigan islands to review, ask questions and provide input on the draft Northern Lake Michigan Islands Management Plan.

Beaver Island is one of several islands included in the Northern Lake Michigan Islands Management Plan, now available for review. Photo courtesy of Joshua G. Cohen, Michigan Natural Features Inventory.
Beaver Island is one of several islands included in the Northern Lake Michigan Islands Management Plan, now available for review. Photo courtesy of Joshua G. Cohen, Michigan Natural Features Inventory.

This plan addresses state-managed land administered by the DNR on Beaver, Garden, High, Hog, North Fox, South Fox and Whiskey islands. In May and November 2014, the DNR hosted public meetings to gather input from island residents, partners, tribal governments, local governments and conservation organizations. Information from these meetings then was used to draft the plan.

“It’s been a great process of pulling together many different interests on the use of the state-managed land on Lake Michigan islands,” said DNR field operations manager Keith Kintigh. “We’ve used the information gathered to draft a management plan, and it’s now ready to be reviewed.”

Those who would like to comment on the draft plan are asked to email kintighk@michigan.gov before Aug. 31 or attend an open house Monday, July 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Beaver Island Community School, 37895 King’s Highway on Beaver Island.




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