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John Stewart

DNR Seeks Input into Planning Process for State Forests

Before each meeting, there will be an open house from 4 to 7 p.m., where citizens can examine management area maps and discuss preliminary management concepts with DNR resource managers.

"Comments from stakeholder organizations and the public are an important part of this planning process," said Lynne Boyd, chief of the DNR's Forest, Minerals and Fire Management Division. "We welcome and need public engagement on how the state forest should be managed over the next 10-year period and beyond."

Management areas are groupings of existing state forest land compartments that have similar attributes, such as vegetation types, landforms or ownership patterns. Specific management direction for each management area will be incorporated into the Northern Lower Peninsula Regional State Forest Management Plan. This will help the DNR to provide landscape level analyses and direction that will guide operational decisions made at each forest management unit, through the existing compartment review process.

Additional information is available via the internet at Persons not able to attend the meetings or wishing to respond in writing, may send an e-mail by Sept. 15, 2008, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by postal mail to NLP Eco-team, DNR Gaylord OSC, 1732 West M-32, Gaylord, MI 49735.

In addition to these meetings to solicit input as the plan is being drafted, future public meetings will be scheduled when draft and final versions of the Regional State Forest Management plans are completed.

Individuals attending the meeting are requested to refrain from using heavily-scented personal care products, in order to enhance accessibility for everyone. Persons with disabilities needing accommodations for the meeting should contact John Pilon at 989-732-3541, ext. 5042, a minimum of five business days before these meetings. Requests made less than five business days may not be accommodated.

The DNR is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural resources for current and future generations.

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Custom Jeep Sweepstakes to Benefit Injured Service Personnel

Custom Jeep Sweepstakes to Benefit Injured Service Personnel

West Monroe, LA: To raise public awareness about our injured service men and women, the Arkansas Crawlers 4x4 Club enlisted assistance from several automotive aftermarket parts specialists. The result is the Warrior Jeep, a custom 2007 JK Wrangler that will be given away in a random drawing on December 1, 2008 (ticket sold through November 16). Sweepstakes tickets are tax-deductible and cost $25 each. All proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project.
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Four-wheelers to be treated to Extravaganza

The Capital City Mountain Goat 4 Wheel Drive Club Invites you to join them for their 21st Annual Grand 4 Wheel Drive Excursion and Epicurean Extravaganza on September 5, 6 & 7, 2008.

If you now find Rubicon Trail is no longer a challenge, and the Fordyce Trail is boring, then by all means join us for an unforgettable excursion on the Hell Hole Trail. Not up for rock crawling? How about an exciting, fun-filled trip to Steamboat Mountain, suitable for all 4x4’s. At the end of the day, we provide a hot shower and lavish six-course dinner served under the stars, by candlelight in linen tablecloths.

It's truly memorable!

Event includes:

  • Friday night: Dinner around the campfire, music, no host bar, moonlight Run overlooking French Meadows all 4x4 are welcome on this run.
  • Saturday: Continental breakfast, head out on the Hell Hole Trail, or the scenic, historic Steamboat Mountain Run, lunch provided.
  • Saturday night: Formal t-shirt provided, gourmet champagne dinner, prime rib or chicken cordon bleu, live entertainment, open air dancing in the Starlight, no host bar
  • Sunday: Hot buffet breakfast, raffle extraordinaire!

For more information visit the Capital City Mountain Goats' website at

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Surplus City Fall Mud & Crawl

3rd Annual Surplus City Fall Mud & Crawl - September 6th and 7th 2008

Riffle’s RV Park
4514 Pacific Heights Road
Oroville, CA 95965

Are YOU Tough Enough to Wear Pink?

Wear a pink shirt to the event and $1.00 of your general admission ticket will be donated to Breast Cancer Support Programs in Butte County, CA.

Come on out and watch all the Rock Crawling and Mud Bogging Action.
Giant Raffle to support The Butte County Search and Rescue

Sponsored by Surplus City,, Hobbie Toyota and Feather River Rock Crawlers

For more information please call 530-533-2500 or visit our web site at

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