Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

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General

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Where is the entrance to the Huron-Manistee National Forests?

How do I get weather alerts or emergency information while at a site?

What areas don’t have cell/data coverage?

Where can I park?

Can I bring my dog with me?

 

Employment

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How do I know what jobs are available?

When are seasonal jobs posted?

Where can I apply for jobs?

What is a Youth Conservation Corps position? How do I apply for one?

I'm a student who would like to do a job shadow, who do I contact?

 

GIS (Geospatial) Data

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Where can I get Huron-Manistee data from?

What layers are available?

What format is data provided in?

 

Maps, Brochures and Publications

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Is there an on-line map of forest recreation sites?

Where can I download trail maps?

How do I get paper maps?

 

Passes, Permits & Fees

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Firewood Permits & Christmas Tree Tags

Where can I get a firewood permit?

How can my fourth grader get a free Christmas Tree tag?

Where do I get a burn permit?

Do I need a permit to cut firewood for campfires?

Outfitters & Guides

How do I become an Outfitter or Guide on the National Forests?

How do I report someone who is operating an illegal Outfitter or Guide service on the National Forests?

Recreation - Passes, Fees & Concessionaire

What sites charge a Recreation Enhancement Act or Concession fee?

Where do I need a Forest or Interagency recreation pass?

Do I need a permit to camp on the National Forests?

What rivers do I need a watercraft permit on and where can I get one?

Where do I get a fishing license?

Where can I get a hunting license?

What is the difference between a Recreation Pass and an Interagency Pass?

What is a Recreation Enhancement Act Fee?

What is a Concessionaire?

Where does the money for the Recreation Enhancement Act Fees go?

Can I use my Michigan Recreation Passport at Federal Recreation Sites?

Special Use Permits - Event, Commercial, NonCommercial, & Road Easements

When do I need a special use permit?

How do I get a special use permit?

I need a permit for noncommericial road use, how do I get one?

 

Planning, Projects & SOPA

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How do I get a copy of the Schedule of Proposed Activities?

What projects is the forest looking at doing?

How do I comment on a project?

Where can I find a copy of the current Forest Plan?

 

Programs and Events

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How do I find out what programs the forest is putting on?

How do I find out what events the forest will have a booth at?

How do I get the forest to come to my event?

 

Recreation

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General Questions

What are the Forest quiet hours?

How do I find information on a recreation site?

Do the recreation sites have street addresses?

How do I print information from the site?

Is there an on-line map of forest recreation sites?

Are there any fire towers on the Huron-Manistee? Where are they?

Camping

Can I camp anywhere on the Huron-Manistee National Forests?

Do I need a permit to camp on the National Forests?

Do I need a permit to cut firewood for campfires?

What sites charge a Recreation Enhancement Act or Concession fee?

What campgrounds have drinking water?

What campgrounds recommend or require a reservation?

Where can I camp along the Au Sable/Pere Marquette/Pine/Manistee River?

Where can I camp along a trail?

I have children, what would be a good campground?

What campgrounds are open during hunting season?

Where can I camp with my horse?

Where can I camp with my RV/Trailer/Pop-up?

We have more than eight (8) people, are there any group sites?

Collecting & Gathering

Can I pan for gold/use a metal detector/rockhound?

Do I need a permit to go mushrooming? Where can I go mushrooming?

Canoeing, Kayaking & Tubing

What are the float times and distances on the rivers?

What rivers do I need a watercraft permit on and where can I get one?

What liveries are available on each river?

What sites charge a Recreation Enhancement Act or Concession fee?

Where can I find a river map?

Fishing

What are the restrictions for fishing on the National Forests?

Where can I find information on what lakes/rivers/streams have what types of fish?

What areas are catch and release only?

Where can I fly fish?

Can I ice fish?

Where do I get a fishing license?

What sites charge a Recreation Enhancement Act or Concession fee?

Hunting, Target Shooting & Trapping

Can I hunt/target shoot/trap on the National Forests?

Can I set up a blind on the National Forests?

I have a disabled hunter permit, can I use it on National Forest System Lands?

Can I ride my ATV/OHV to my hunting blind or to retrieve game?

What campgrounds are open during hunting season?

Where can I get a hunting license?

Where can I find information on habitat for a particular wildlife species?

Motorized Trails

Where can I ride and/or find a trail map for OHV’s?

Where can I obtain an OHV sticker?

Can I use my Gator/Argo/Etc. on the National Forests?

Can I ride my ATV/OHV to my hunting blind or to retrieve game?

Where can I ride and/or find a trail map for Snowmobiles?

Where can I obtain an Snowmobile sticker?

Nature and Wildlife Viewing

Where can I find information on Kirtland warbler tours?

Why are there flower gardens at some recreation sites?

Nonmotorized Trails

Where can I find a trail map?

What trails are accessible for assistive devices?

What trailheads have drinking water?

What trails are groomed in the winter for cross-country skiing or fat tire bikes?

Where can I go horseback riding?

Where can I camp along a trail?

What sites charge a Recreation Enhancement Act or Concession fee?

Where can I go mushing?

Swimming

Where can I go swimming?

Where can I take my dog swimming?

 

Timber Sales

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How do I see what sales are coming up?

How do I get put on the bidders list?

How can I get timber sale documents electronically?

 

Volunteering and Partnerships

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How do I volunteer with the Forest Service?

Who do I contact about partnering with the Forest Service?

 

Wildlife, Invasive Species and Plants

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Are there bears in the National Forests?

What Endangered and/or Threatened Species are on the Huron-Manistee National Forests?

What Invasive Species are there? How do I find out more about them?

Why are there flower gardens at some recreation sites?

Where can I find information on Kirtland warbler tours?

 

 





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