MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – The Upper Peninsula Land Conservancy is seeking public input as it begins work on the Dead River Community Forest Project.
The land was bought by the conservancy last October with the help of the community through fundraising efforts. The project will add recreation areas to the forest alongside educational programming.
Leaders from the conservancy say they hope to have a management plan for the project completed by the fall.
“Our goals right now, especially this year, are providing more access to the land to make it more sustainable for years to come, trail mapping, and doing a lot of biological inventory,” remarked Claire Fastiggi, the interim Executive Director.
The conservancy accepts donations year round, to donate you can visit https://www.uplandconservancy.org/ or stop by their office at 105 W Washington Street in Marquette.