latest news


The final report is released! Click here to download a copy.


The website has been updated extenstively; new digital data sets have been added, as well as material from the public forums


The community forums are complete; look here to see some of the presentations

other information

This Michigan land use project was funded by:

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The National Wildlife Federation

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Mark Lorenzo and Stacey Brown
National Wildlife Federation
Northeastern Natural Resource Center
58 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602

Michigan Technological University

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Robert Froese, PhD, Mike Hyslop and Chris Miller
School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton MI 49931

Michigan Environmental Council

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Brad Garmon, Hugh McDiarmid, Jr. and Ariel Shaw
Michigan Environmental Council
119 Pere Marquette Drive, Suite 2A
Lansing, Michigan 48912

Michigan State University

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Larry Leefers, PhD
Department of Forestry
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

Upper Peninsula Resource Conservation and Development Council

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Marilyn Shy
Upper Peninsula RC&D
780 Commerce Drive, Suite C
Marquette, MI 49855

Project Advisory Team

  • George H. Berghorn and Kevin Korpi, Michigan Forest Products Council
  • Charles Eshbach, Michigan Nature Association
  • Becky Lentz, National Wildlife Federation
  • Evan McDonald, Keewenaw Land Trust
  • Gina Nicholas and Sue Haralson, Houghton/Keweenaw Conservation District
  • Lisa Niemi, The Nature Conservancy
  • Jim Okraszewski, NewPage Corporation
  • Alan Steege, Keweenaw Land Association, Ltd.
  • Jack Thomas, Plum Creek Timber Company
  • Nathalie Winans, Public Policy Associates, Inc.
  • Darcy Rutkowski, Upper Peninsula RC&D Council