Restoration continues on the multi-year Au Train River project

Restoration continues on the multi-year Au Train River project thanks to partners working alongside Hiawatha employees.

Public Involvement

Interested in planning? Visit our Projects page for more about National Environmental Policy Act and the projects we’re planning.


Time in nature and outdoor recreation have proven to be essential for human well-being. Especially during uncertain times, all of us -- from seasoned outdoor enthusiasts to families heading out to their local park for the first time -- can turn to community and to simple reminders about how to safely and responsibly recreate outdoors while caring for one another.

The Recreate Responsibly guidelines offer a starting point for getting outside to keep yourself and others safe while working to maintain access to our beloved natural spaces. Visit our partners at RecreateResponsibly.org to learn more. (link, leaving US Forest Service website)

The Upper Peninsula - Hiawatha & Ottawa National Forests Out West - FIRE

More than 30,000 interagency fire personnel have been supporting the current wildfire operations in the U.S. and have adapted to the changes presented by COVID-19. Most recently, Mexico joined the effort to assist with area fires in California.  It’s a national and international fight, including National Guard and U.S. Military too.

Fall Colors Timeline

Learn about the average timeline for fall colors across the Hiawatha National Forest.