Comprised of approximately 9,300 acres the forest is located in Sands and Forsyth Townships near K.I. Sawyer.  View Map of the County Forest.

The County Forest is managed for multi-use. Successful management of the County Forest provides many benefits to residents and visitors of Marquette County. Many hours of enjoyment are derived from recreational pursuits on these lands and at other facilities these lands support. Additionally, the economy of the County benefits from the jobs created by the forest industry and spin off employment that results.                                                     

Marquette County Forestry Commission

The Marquette County Forestry Commission manages forest resources on County owned lands. Their primary guidance to accomplish this task is the Forest Management Plan.

Mike Touchinski, Chairperson

Karen Alholm
Charles Bergdahl

Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in the Room 231 of the Henry A. Skewis Annex, 234 W. Baraga Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855 unless otherwise posted.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings will be held electronically until further notice. Electronic meetings, are held via ZOOM. Log in/call in and public participation information for each meeting is included on the agenda page of the meeting packet. Please select the meeting packet for the meeting of interest to learn more.

2021 Meeting Schedule

 Date  Meeting Type
 January 13, 2021  Virtual "ZOOM" Meeting
 February 3, 2021   Meeting *CANCELLED*
 March 3, 2021  Virtual "ZOOM" Meeting
 April 7, 2021  Virtual "ZOOM" Meeting
 May 5, 2021  Meeting (Room 231/Public via ZOOM)
 June 2, 2021  Meeting (Room 231/Public via ZOOM)
 July 7, 2021  Meeting (Room 231/Public via ZOOM)
 August 4, 2021  Meeting *CANCELLED*
 September 1, 2021  Meeting (Room 231/Public in person or via ZOOM)
 October 6, 2021  Meeting
 November 3, 2021  Meeting
 December 1, 2021  Meeting


 Meeting Minutes  Meeting Packets

Questions about the Marquette County Forest? Contact Thyra Karlstrom, Planning Manager by email or phone at 906.225.8192