Beginning of State Reforestation
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Historic Markers
N 44° 30.907 W 084° 45.664
16T E 677945 N 4931526
Quick Description: Has it's own little park with a few other things to check out, parking won't be an issue.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 1/8/2014 2:50:51 PM
Waymark Code: WMJWXD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 10

Long Description:
A concern over the depletion of Michigan's forest led in 1899 to the creation of a forestry commission. In 1903 the first state forest was set up by the legislature on cut-over, burned-over lands in Roscommon and Crawford counties. The same year also saw the start of organized forest fire protection and the establishment of Higgins Lake Nursery at its present site. Thus began the program of reforestation in Michigan.
Description:
A concern over the depletion of Michigan's forest led in 1899 to the creation of a forestry commission. In 1903 the first state forest was set up by the legislature on cut-over, burned-over lands in Roscommon and Crawford counties. The same year also saw the start of organized forest fire protection and the establishment of Higgins Lake Nursery at its present site. Thus began the program of reforestation in Michigan.


Parking nearby?: yes

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Registered Site #: S0143

Historical Date: Not listed

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