The Michigan DNR continually tries to consolidate small parcels of land which it owns that do not connect to other state lands.
Manistee County has nine parcels, totalling only seven acres of land, which they would like to dispose of. The state will choose to keep 24 parcels it owns (353 acres), which are not part of state parks, state forests, or public access sites. Most of the parcels came into state ownership through tax forfeiture.
Only one of these parcels is considered to have a high enough ecological or recreational value to be worth offering to an alternative conservation group.
For anyone who would like to know more about those parcels, a thorough review will be offered from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 at the Manistee County Road Commission.
A pdf file of the parcel descriptions is provided by the DNR. And a Manistee County Map with the locations shown is also available.
The DNR says its current plan is to retain any land that is near or adjacent to boating access sites.
from the Ludington Daily News, "State seeks to consolidate its Manistee County land", by Brian Mulherin, Jan 31, 2008
See What is the DNR Land Consolidation Strategy
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