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Public Lands for Sale in Michigan

by Elizabeth Alford on November 27, 2017

Michigan plans to auction more than 1,200 acres of public land next month.

Mineral Auction for Public Land Draws Protest

Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources (DNC) announced this week it will sell 80 parcels of surplus land ranging in size from less than an acre to more than 146 acres. The acres for sale are in Alpena, Arenac, Barry, Bay, Cheboygan, Dickinson, Gladwin, Iron, Kalkaska, Lake, Menominee, Midland, Montmorency, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oakland, Oscoda and Roscommon Counties.

“These lands are isolated from other DNR-managed public land, are difficult to manage and provide limited public outdoor recreation benefits. Several of the parcels are forested and have riverside or lake frontage and are better suited for private ownership. The proceeds from the sale of these surplus public lands will help provide future outdoor recreation opportunities in keeping with the DNR’s mission” – Michigan Department of Natural Resources

The land will be auctioned off from December 12-January 10th. For more information, visit

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