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Michigan: Initial inventory of state forest roads complete

January 7, 2019

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An initial inventory of state forest roads maintained by Michigan’s Natural Resources department is complete.

The state says it spent two years mapping and reviewing the conditions of the network of roads. Computer mapping technology was used to consolidate previously mapped roads into a single, comprehensive database.

The work has led to a compilation of interactive maps that show where off-road vehicle use is allowed on state forest roads.

Forest Resources Division chief Deb Begalle says “forests roads are a resource to help people get out and enjoy Michigan’s public forests.”

Roads in the southern Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula were inventoried last year. Northern Lower Peninsula roads were inventoried during 2017.

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