Forests of Bay Mills
Bay Mills has 1800 acres of undeveloped forest in trust, much of which is healthy forested wetlands. The Bay Mills Biological Services Department strives to enhance, protect, and restore fish, wildlife, and plant communities and water bodies. Staff participate in research and monitoring of these forested lands. They may also undertake small projects such as tree planting.
Bay Mills Indian Community has many planning documents which provide a road map of how to reach management goals. Forest management plans guide the activities of staff, but also help a community pursue grants. A forest management plan identifies challenges or difficulties which these forests may be facing, such as emerald ash borer. This plan also identifies community priorities, such as gathering wild edibles, hunting, paddling, and other cultural practices. Below are the planning documents for BMIC forest management.
• 2023 Forest Management Plan [draft plan]
• 2023 Forest Management Plan Appendices [draft plan]
• 1997 Forest Inventory Analysis Report
Sugar Island area
Spectacle Lake area
Wetland Preserve area
Chief Hardwoods/Plantation area
South Plantation area
Little Waishkey headwaters area
Brimley Farms area
BAY MILLS INDIAN COMMUNITY
THE PLACE OF THE PIKE