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DNR Talks Forest Management

The Department of Natural Resources will render its final decision on proposed forest management treatments for 2016 in the Baraga management unit, which includes Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties. 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. The age, health, quality and quantity of trees and other vegetation are assessed to enable DNR staff to make informed decisions. Timber management, wildlife and fisheries habitat, wildfire potential and social concerns are just some of the topics taken into consideration during this review. Proposed treatments, which may include timber harvesting, replanting and other management activities, are designed to ensure the sustainability of all forest resources.

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