Resource Management

The Ottawa National Forest actively manages the resources of the Forest - from the soil to the timber and plants that grow in that soil to the minerals underground.  Although the state of Michigan manages the wildlife populations, the Ottawa National Forest manages the habitat on national forest land to provide optimum cover and food for the many species of birds, animals, insects, amphibians, and reptiles that call the Ottawa National Forest Home.

Features

Wildlife Management

Glyptemys insculpta

Through management of the National Forest we provide wildlife with the habitat needed for survival.


Forest Management

Ottawa Trees

Forest management includes guidance, administration, and support of the agency's forest products management and sales programs.


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Fisheries and Watershed Management

Fish Cribs on Ice

With over 500 lakes and more than 2000 miles of fishable stream, and over 130,000 acres of wetlands, the Ottawa aquatic resources are abundant and diverse.

Botany

Ottawa

The Botany Program helps ensure forest health, including Rare plant conservation, Non-native invasive plants, Celebrating Wildflowers, Native plants, and Botanical forest products.

 




Non-Native Invasive Species

Garlic mustard infestation at Clearwater Lake

Thousands of non-native invasive plants, invertebrates, vertebrates, and disease-causing pathogens are infesting millions of acres of lands and waters across the nation.

Fire Management

Image of Smokey The Bear

The Fire Management Program combines elements of fire prevention, fire suppression, and fire use.



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Timber Sales


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Change Out PR Timber Sale

Sale has been awarded to JM Longyear, LLC, Marquette, MI.

Highway Pine Stewardship Project

Contract has been awarded to Minerick Logging, Inc., Sagola, MI.

Munchkin PR Timber Sale

Sale has been awarded to Shamco, Inc., Iron River, MI

Dead Head PR Timber Sale

Sale has been awarded to: Kretz Lumber Co., Antigo, WI.

Countyline Timber Sale

To be opened: December 5, 2018; 2:00 PM (ET); Kenton Ranger District, 4810 E. State Hwy. M-28, Kenton, MI For more information contact Sara Vial 906-852-3500 ext. 8524036 or Jim Pelkola 8523500 ext. 4032. Bid Opening was held December 6,2018 due to offices being closed December 5 for a National Day of Mourning. NO BIDS RECEIVED

Rail Tie PR Re-Ad Timber Sale

Sale has been awarded to: Norman Pestka Construction, Inc.; Ontonagon, MI

Clickity Clack PR Re-Ad Timber Sale

Contract has been awarded to Shamco, Inc.; Iron River, MI

Sucker Creek Stewardship

Contract Awarded to: Shamco, Inc. Iron River, MI

McColman Creek Timber Sale

Sale Awarded to: Timber Brokerage, Inc. Iron River, MI. 49935

Matchbox Stewardship Project

Contract has been awarded to Cloverland Logging, LLC, Eagle River, WI.

Route Seventy Timber Sale

Bid Opening Date and Time: May 21, 2019 at 1:00pm (local time). Place of Bid Opening: Iron River/Watersmeet District Office, E23979 US2 East, Watersmeet, MI 49969

Merriman Lake Timber Sale

Contract Awarded to: Shamco, Inc. Iron River, MI

Birchwood Timber Sale

Contract Awarded to: Shamco, Inc. Iron River, MI

West Bank Stewardship Project

Contract awarded to: Shamco, Inc. Iron River, MI

Northern Lights Timber Sale

Sale Awarded to: Shamco, Inc. Iron River, MI

Key Contacts

Forest Planner

Marlanea French-Pombier
906-358-4031

Fire Management Officer

Jon Agner
906-358-4065

Forest Hydrologist

Mark Fedora
906-932-1330

Fisheries Biologist

Holly Jennings
906-932-1330

Soil Scientist

Amy Amman
906-932-1330

Botanist Program Coordinator

Sue Trull
906-932-1330

Botanist - Noxious Weed Coordinator

Ian Shackleford
906-932-1330

Forest Timber Sale Contracting Officer

Darren Buckentin
906-932-1330

Email

Ottawa_NF@fs.fed.us



https://www.fs.usda.gov/resources/ottawa/landmanagement/resourcemanagement