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Hazard Tree Management Plan Update

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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore) proposes to update its Hazard Tree Management Plan (HTMP) to include responses to current and imminent tree disease epidemics.

The National Lakeshore's 2002 Hazard Tree Management Plan provides instruction for Hazard Tree crews to evaluate and treat those trees that either develop structural defects (e.g., large dead limbs) or are likely to soon fail, thereby posing a threat to Park visitors, workers, or structures. In a park with tens of thousands of acres of forested landscape, careful and effective implementation of the 2002 HTMP has meant very few tree-related incidents over the years.

An Environmental Assessment (EA) of this project will be prepared and, as part of this planning process, we welcome your ideas and input regarding any issues or concerns relevant to you.

The comments you submit during the "scoping" phase of planning will be evaluated and considered during the development of alternatives and analysis of their impacts contained in the EA. When the EA is released it will be made available for further public review and comment. At that time, we will again solicit your input.




Contact Information

Kevin Skerl 231-326-5134