MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has completed their study of state forest roads. The DNR has been working to map and evaluate more than 10,000 miles of state owned forest roads.
The goal was to take a look at whether some of the roads should be open or closed to off road vehicles. For the Upper Peninsula, very little changed. 99 percent of the forest roads, more than 5,000 miles, remain open to ORVs.
"We're continuing to seek the public's engagement on this process. It's an annual thing, so year to year things may change or they might not, but we want to make sure the public stays fully engaged on this because it's not just roads for ORVs, but some people recreate using ORVs and that's how they access state forest land," said Tom Seablom, Michigan DNR Unit Manager.
If you'd like more on the DNR's forest roads inventory we've provided a link to the interactive map in the related links section on this page.