Updated Camp Grayling expansion proposal Q&A available

section of a map showing an area surrounding Grayling, with areas 1 through 7 marked, and areas shaded blue, green, orange and other colors

As the Michigan Department of Natural Resources considers a Michigan National Guard proposal to expand its Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center operations in Lower Michigan, the DNR continues to field questions and ensure public input remains a key part of the process.

Building from questions asked at the June 22 public meeting in Grayling and via calls and letters since then, the DNR recently updated the Q&A section of the Camp Grayling proposal webpage.

Open updated Q&A

Background: The Michigan National Guard has proposed leasing about 162,000 acres of state forest land to conduct training exercises that use sophisticated communications systems. Camp Grayling officials have confirmed that they would create buffer zones around training areas and stay at least 1,500 feet from lakes and rivers.

DNR Director Dan Eichinger is expected to decide this year whether to move to the next stage in the leasing process, which would include environmental and parcel reviews.

The DNR will accept public input throughout the process. Submit comments through the interactive, online map hosted on the DNR’s Camp Grayling lease update proposal webpage or by email to [email protected].