The Huron-Manistee National Forests is located in the northern mainland part of Michigan.
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Employment

Current Vacancies

Seasonal vacancies will be listed at the bottom of this page as "Spotlights" when any positions are open for application.    

To apply to any vacancies you must go to USAJobs.gov

To view vacancy announcements go to Forest Service Outreach Notices.

 

 

Offices and Districts

Clip Art Image of a portal sign for the Supervisors OfficeSupervisors Office - Cadillac

Contact Information

Forest Supervisor:

Deputy Forest Supervisor: Mary A. Doke

Address:

1755 S. Mitchell St.
Cadillac, MI 49601

Phone:

  • Phone (231) 775-2421
  • Fax (231) 775-5551
  • TTY 711 (will connect you to Telecommunications Relay Services, FCC)
  • Toll Fee 1 (800) 821 - 6263

Office hours:

  • 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday

Directions:

 From Grand Rapids -

  • Take US-131 north 96.5 miles.
  • Merge onto Exit 177 US-131 Business Route.
  • Turn left and travel 1 mile.
  • The office is located on the right.

From Lansing -

  • Take I-127 north 86.5 miles.
  • Merge onto US 10, Exit 162 Ludington/Cadillac
  • Take US-10 for 7.5 miles.
  • Merge onto M-115, Cadillac.
  • Travel west on M-115 for 34.2 miles.
  • Turn left onto S. Mackinaw Trail and go 2.1 miles. 
  • Turn left and travel one mile.
  • The office is on the right. 

 

Clip Art Image of a portal sign for the Lumberman's Monument Visitor CenterVisitor Center - Lumberman's Monument

Contact  Information

Center Manager :Delynn Lovelace

Address:

River Road National Scenic Byway

Phone:

  • Phone (989) 362-8961
  • TTY 711 (will connect you to Telecommunications Relay Services, FCC)

Office hours:

  • 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Monday to Sunday, May to September
  • 10:00 am - 5 pm, Monday to Sunday, Labor Day to October 30

Directions:

From Oscoda:

  • Take River Road to its juncture with Monument Rd. 

Web Page:

http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/hmnf/recarea/?recid=18538

 

Clip Art Image of a portal sign for the Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger DistrictRanger District - Baldwin/White Cloud

Contact  Information

District Ranger: Pam Repp

Address:

650 North Michigan Ave.

P.O. Box Drawer D.

Baldwin, MI 49304

 

Phone:

  • Phone (231) 745-4631
  • Fax (231) 745-2345
  • TTY 711 (will connect you to Telecommunications Relay Services, FCC)
  • Office hours:
    • 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, September to May
    • 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday to Sunday, May 21 to September 2

Directions:

From Muskegon:

  • Take US-31 BR N. to the M-120 exit toward Fremont/Big Rapids. 
  • Turn right onto Holton Rd./M-120 and continue for 23.6 miles. 
  • Turn right onto MI-20/W. 1 Mile Rd. for 1 mile. 
  • Turn Left onto Dickenson Ave. for 3 miles. 
  • Turn right onto 4 Mile Rd. for 1 mile. 
  • Turn Left onto N. Comstock Ave. for 7 miles. 
  • Turn right onto 11 Mile Rd. for 7 miles. 
  • Turn left onto 24th Ave./N. Bingham Ave. for 4 miles. 
  • N. Bingham Ave. turns into W. 15 Mile Rd. 
  • Turn left onto N. Woodbridge Ave/M-37 for 8.5 miles. 

From Grand Rapids:

  • Take US-131 north for 67.7 miles. 
  • Take Exit 153 towards Ludington/Clare, turn left onto US-10. 
  • Follow US-10 for 16.5 miles. 
  • Turn left onto MI-37/Michigan Ave. for .5 miles. 

 

District Information

The Baldwin/White Cloud District is the southern most district on the Manistee portion of the Huron-Manistee National Forests. The elevation ranges from 850 to 1,000 feet in the acres managed by the Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District. The town of Baldwin is located in the northernmost part of the district and is the county seat for Lake County. 

Location

Baldwin is located in Lake County near the Baldwin River, on the township lines for Webber and Pleasent Valley Townships.

Climate

The climate is generally mild and wet with an average rainfall of 15 inches. There are four distinct seasons, with summer having an average maximum temperature of 84 °F, with night-time temperatures around 60 degrees. The average winter temperature is around 30 degrees with an average snowfall of 70.6 inches a year and an average  snow depth of 3.1 feet.

Nearby Towns

Nearby towns include:

Alphabetical by City

City

Zip Code

Baldwin

49304

Big Rapids

49307

Ludington

49431

Manton

49663

Mesick

49668

Muskegon

49443

White Cloud

49349

 

 

Forest Attractions

Popular areas to visit on the Baldwin/White Cloud District are Loda Lake National Wildflower Sanctuary (web page), the North Country National Scenic Trail (web page) , and the hundreds of miles of motorized trail available (web page). 

 

 

 

 

Clip Art Image of a portal sign for the Cadillac/Manistee Ranger DistrictRanger District - Cadillac/Manistee

Contact Information

District Ranger: Jim Thompson

Address:

412 Red Apple Rd.
Manistee, MI 49660

Phone:

  • Phone (231) 723-2211
  • Fax (231) 723-8642
  • TTY 711 (will connect you to Telecommunications Relay Services, FCC)

Office hours:

  • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday to Friday

Directions:

From Grand Rapids -

  • Take I-96 W for 30.9 miles. 
  • Merge onto US-31 N. via Exit 1B toward Ludington for 59.9 miles. 
  • Take the US-10 E./US-31 exit toward Reed City/Manistee. 
  • Turn right onto US-10/US-41 for 4.5 miles. 
  • Continue on US-31 for 19.1 miles 
  • Turn Left onto Red Apple Road. 

From Traverse City -

  • Travel south on M-37 for 60 miles.
  • Turn right and travel west on Red Apple Rd. for .5 miles.
  • The office is located on the right.

 

District Information

The Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District is the northernmost district on the Manistee portion of the Huron-Manistee National Forests.  This district acres elevation ranges from 850 - 1,000 feet.  The town of Manistee is located on Lake Michigan and borders the western portion of the district.  The district encompasses as far north to Mesick, west to Cadillac, and south to Freesoil.  The Baldwin/White Cloud District borders the Cadillac/Manistee District to the south.  Manistee is the county seat for Manistee County.

Location

The Cadillac/Manistee Ranger Station is located in Manistee on the east shore of Lake Michigan.  It is around 60 miles from Traverse City and Cadillac, and 80 miles north of Muskegon.  The population of Manistee is around 6,600, with a significant climb in population during summer months. 

Climate

Manistee has a temperate climate with well-defined seasons.  Annual precipitation is estimated at about 40 inches with about 30% occurring during the summer seasons. Summers are mild with average temperatures between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit.  Day time temperatures occasionally reach 90 degrees or more, while night-time temperatures hover around 60 degrees.

The average snowfall is 57 inches, with an average snow depth of 3 feet.  This snowfall, coupled with moderate winter temperatures, provide better then average conditions for winter sports.

Nearby Towns

Nearby towns include:

Alphabetical by City

City

Zip Code

Cadillac

49601

Manistee

49660

Manton

49663

Wellston

49689

 

Forest Attractions

Popular attractions on this district include Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area (web page), Lake Michigan Recreation Area (web page) and the North Country National Scenic Trail (web page)

 

Clip Art Image of a portal sign for the Huron Shores Ranger StationRanger District - Huron Shores

Contact Information

District Ranger: Shawn Cochran

Address:

5761 N. Skeel Rd.
Oscoda, MI 48750

Phone:

  • Phone (989) 739-0728
  • Fax (989) 739-0347
  • TTY 711 (will connect you to Telecommunications Relay Services, FCC)

Office hours:

  • 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday to Friday

Directions:

From Detroit:

  • Travel north on I-75 for 138.9 miles.
  • Take Exit 190 toward Standish/Gladwin.
  • Turn right onto M-61/MI-61. 
  • Turn Left onto US-23/N. Main St. and follow US 23 for 52.5 miles. 
  • Turn left and travel north on CR-F41.
  • Turn left and travel west on N. Skeel Ave.
  • The office is located on the left.

 

District Information

The Huron Shores District is the eastern most district on the Huron-Manistee National Forests. The elevation ranges from 850 to 1,000 feet in the acres managed by the Huron Shores Ranger District.

Location

Oscoda is located in Iosco County, at an elevation of approximately 600 ’. The population of the Oscoda area is approximately 1,000.

Climate

The climate is mild and dry with warm days and cool nights in the summer. Rainfall averages 28 inches. There are usually over 50 sunny days a year with four seasons. The average maximum temperature in July is 78 °F, while the average minimum temperature in July is 56 °F. The average maximum temperature in January is 33 °F, while the average minimum temperature in January is 17 °F. There is an average snowfall of 76.9 inches a year, with a snow depth average of 3.8 feet.

Nearby Towns

Nearby towns include:

Alphabetical by City

City

Zip Code

Glennie

48737

Mikado

48745

Oscoda

48750

Tawas City

48763

 

Attractions

Popular attractions include River Road National Scenic Byway (web page) , Lumberman's Monument Visitor Center (web page) and Iargo Springs (web page).

 

Clip Art Image of a portal sign for the Mio Ranger StationRanger District - Mio

Contact  Information

District Ranger: Steve Goldman

Address:

107 McKinley Rd.
Mio, MI 48647

Phone:

  • Phone (989) 826-3252
  • Fax (989) 826-6073
  • TTY 711 (will connect you to Telecommunications Relay Services, FCC)

Office hours:

  • 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday to Friday

Directions:

From Grand Rapids -

  • Merge onto US-131 going north to Cadillac and travel 95.2 miles.
  • Take Exit 180, M-55 toward Lake City.
  • Turn right and travel west on M-55 for 7.6 miles.
  • Turn left and travel north on M-55/MI-66 for 5.1 miles.
  • Turn right and travel east on M-55/W. Houghton Lake Rd. for 20.3 miles.
  • Merge onto US-127 N. via ramp on left.
  • Travel north on US-127 for 18 miles.
  • Merge onto I-75 and travel north for 4.5 miles.
  • Take Exit 254, Downtown Grayling.
  • Merge onto S I-75 business Loop for 1 mile.
  • Turn right and travel east on MI-72 for 31 miles.
  • Turn left and travel north on Morenci Ave./MI-33/MI-72 for .8 miles.
  • Turn right and travel east on McKinley Rd. for .5 miles.
  • The office is located on the left.

From Detroit

  • Travel north on I-75 for 150.7 miles.
  • Take Exit 202, M-33 toward Alger/Rose City/Mio.
  • Merge onto MI-33 and travel 37 miles.
  • Turn right and travel east on McKinley Rd.
  • The office is located on the left.

 

District Information

The Mio District is the western most district on the Huron portion of the Huron-Manistee National Forests. The elevation ranges from 850 to 1,000 feet in the acres managed by the Mio Ranger District.

Location

Mio is located in Oscoda County, at an elevation of approximately 1,020 ’. Mio is the county seat of Oscoda County and is located on the boundary between Mentor and Big Creek Township. The population of the Mio area is approximately 2,016. 

Climate

The climate is mild and dry with warm days and cool nights in the summer. Rainfall averages 28 inches. There are usually over 50 sunny days a year with four seasons. The average maximum temperature in July is 79 °F, while the average minimum temperature in July is 52 °F. The average maximum temperature in January is 32 °F, while the average minimum temperature in January is 12 °F. There is an average snowfall of 25 inches a year, with a snow depth average of 3.8 feet.

Nearby Towns

Nearby towns include:

Alphabetical by City

City

Zip Code

Grayling

49738

Mio

48647

Roscommon

48653

Attractions

Popular attractions include the Au Sable National Scenic River (web page) and guided Kirtland warbler habitat tours (web page).

Spotlights