Birchler Arroyo Associates (BA)/Clearzoning is assisting the DNR with Phase 1 and Phase 2 General Management Plans for several state parks in Michigan.  
Parks & Recreation Division
General Management Planning
 
 


BA
assembles the maps and reports, as well as facilitates planning team meetings, stakeholder workshops, and public input meetings.

Phase II Long Range Action Goals Plan
Pinckney & Waterloo State Recreation Areas

Phase 2 of the Geneneral Management Plan identifies 10-year action strategies generally for both recreation areas as well as within the specific zones. During 2012, the DNR shared its proposed long-term goals with both stakeholders and the public to receive feedback and input. This input was critical to the development of the final Phase II Long-Range Action Goals Plan for both recreation areas. Below are the approved Phase II plans for Pinckney and Waterloo Recreation Areas.

Pinckney RA Phase II Long Range Action Goals Plan

Appendix

Waterloo RA Phase II Long Range Action Goals Plan

Appendix

Phase I GMP
Pinckney & Waterloo State Recreation Areas

Both parks are in southeast Michigan. Pinckney Recreation Area is located in Livingston County, and Waterloo Recreation Area is located in Jackson and Washtenaw Counties. Final Draft Plans - November 2011

 

The Department of Natural Resources Parks & Recreation Division (DNR-PRD) is developing General Management Plans (GMPs). GMPs are long-range planning documents that depict a park’s importance in terms of natural resources, historic resources, recreational and educational opportunities, and economic value. A key aspect of a GMP is the Management Zone Plan, which reflects the land preservation goals and recreation programming for different areas within each park. Management Zones are developed based upon input from DNR experts,key stakeholders and the community.

The development of General Management Plans begins with the assembly of a Planning Team from various specialists within the DNR. The Planning Team typically includes the Park Managers, Conservation Officer, District Park Planner, District Supervisor, and Recreation Division Management Plan Administrator. In addition, the Stewardship Unit participates through its Manager, Ecologist, Ecological Restoration Specialist, and Cultural Specialist.

What are Management Zones? An 18-page full description and an abbreviated 4-page description are available for review.

 
 

Phase II Long Range Action Goals Plan
Island Lake & Bald Mountain State Recreation Areas

Phase 2 of the Geneneral Management Plan identifies 10-year action strategies generally for both recreation areas as well as within the specific zones. Stakeholder/Recreation Partner Workshops for Island Lake and Bald Mountain Recreation Areas were held in December 2012. The DNR shared its proposed long-term action goals for both parks. Attendance at these workshops was limited to individuals and/or organizations that received an invitation. A Public Input Open House for Island Lake will be held on Wednesday, March 13th from 6-8 p.m. at Kent Lake Elementary School (cafeteria) located at 30181 Kent Lake Rd, South Lyon, MI 48178. The Bald Mountain Public Input Open House will be on Monday, March 18th from 6-8 p.m. at The Orion Center located at 1335 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, MI 48360. Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings. See below for the most recent draft of the Phase 2 Long-Range Action Goals Plan for both recreation areas.

Island Lake RA Draft Phase 2 Long-Range Action Goals Plan

Bald Mountain RA Draft Phase 2 Long-Range Action Goals Plan

Phase I GMP
Island Lake & Bald Mountain State Recreation Areas

These parks are in southeast Michigan. Island Lake Recreation Area is located largely in Livingston County, and is connected by multi-use trail to Kensington Metropark (under Interstate-96). Bald Mountain Recreation Area is located in Oakland County, and has some of the steepest hills and most rugged terrain in southeastern Michigan.


 

Questions?
Please Contact

Deborah Jensen,
Park Management Plan Administrator
DNR - Parks & Recreation Division JensenD1@michigan.gov
(517) 335-4832

David Birchler, CEO
Birchler Arroyo Associates/Clearzoning
dave@clearzoning.com
(248) 423-1776 ext. 12

 

 

 

 


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