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National Forests

Closeup of forest floor near Lake Superior, taken 2002.Michigan's three National Forests are a remarkable resource the provide wilderness, biodiversity, recreational activities and water and air quality purification for our state.  Sierra Club has been actively engaged in helping shape the management of the Huron-Manistee National Forest, the Hiawatha National Forest and the Ottawa National Forest for more than 35 years.  Among victories, Sierra Club has:

- Secured Wilderness Protection for 10 areas and 90,000 acres of National Forest Lands

- Helped secure protection for Grand Island National Recreation Area

- Led efforts to designate Old Growth on Michigan's National Forests

Proper management of Michigan three million acres of National Forest lands depends on an engaged public, and fortunately there are ways for you to engage a little or a lot.  For information about participating in national forest planning activities, contact Marvin Roberson, Michigan Forest Policy Specialist.

The Michigan National Forests also offer wonderful outdoor activities, with hundreds of miles of hiking trails, shoreline on three of the Great Lakes, and beautiful campgrounds.  Sierra Club Outings led by experienced Outings leaders, including periodic service outings, include trips to enjoy and protect these public lands.    To join outings in the national forests, check out our outings page or contact your local Sierra Club Outings Chair!








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