Comprised of approximately 9,300 acres the forest is located in Sands and Forsyth Townships near Sawyer.
View Map of the County Forest.

The County Forest is managed for multi-use. Varieties of “prescriptions” have been developed that govern the manner in which individual tracts of land are used ranging from intensive forestry efforts to areas that are preserved for fish and wildlife habitat. The primary “outputs” of multi-use become growing and harvesting of timber, wildlife, and recreation.

Successful management of the County Forest provides many benefits to residents and visitors of Marquette County. Many hours of enjoyment are derived from recreational pursuits on these lands and at other facilities these lands support. Additionally, the economy of the County benefits from the jobs created by the forest industry and spin off employment that results.                                                     

Marquette County Forestry Commission

The Marquette County Forestry Commission manages forest resources on County owned lands. Their primary guidance to accomplish this task is the Forest Management Plan.

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Pictured from right to left:
Mike Touchinski, Chairperson

Karen Alholm
Mike LaPointe

Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in the Room 215 of the Henry A. Skewis Annex, 234 W. Baraga Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855 unless otherwise posted. The January meeting is held the second Wednesday of the month.

2017 Meeting Schedule

January 11, 2017 August 2, 2017
February 1,2017 September 6, 2017
March 1, 2017  October 4, 2017
April 5, 2017 November 1,2017
May 3, 2017 December 6, 2017
June 7, 2017 January 10, 2018
July 12, 2017  

 Meeting Minutes
Meeting Packets


Questions about the Marquette County Forest? Contact Thyra Karlstrom, Senior Planner by email or phone at 906.315.2673