Points North: $42 million for Michigan public lands

Dec 4, 2020

The Pigeon River Country State Forest could grow by almost 9,000 acres. That’s after a government board approved a grant of over $2 million to help purchase a private property on the northeast boundary of the forest. It includes 14 miles of the Black River and three small lakes.
Credit Adam Buzzo on Flickr

For public land advocates in Michigan, Christmas comes the first week of December each year.

That’s when the Michigan Natural Resources Trust fund board decides how to spend the earnings of its massive endowment.

This year, the board awarded $42 million in grants to fund projects across the state — from an addition to the Pigeon River Country State Forest to expanded parking at Torch Lake, building restrooms at an Elberta beach and dozens of other projects. 

Also, why deer really do get caught in headlights.