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FLOW Raises Concerns on Proposed 162,000-Acre Camp Grayling Expansion in Michigan

On August 31, 2022, FLOW submitted comments to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (“DNR”) raising concerns about the Michigan National Guard’s proposal to lease 162,000 acres of public lands to conduct military training exercises near Camp Grayling, which is headquartered west of the city of Grayling in northern Lower Michigan. This proposal would more than double Camp Grayling’s current footprint and would be the largest single land lease in state history and accordingly merits the utmost scrutiny from the DNR.

This proposal would more than double Camp Grayling’s current footprint and would be the largest single land lease in state history and accordingly merits the utmost scrutiny from the DNR.

FLOW’s comments question whether the DNR has statutory authority to lease state lands for military purposes and highlight the relevant considerations that DNR is obligated to make under state law prior to issuing any such lease.

FLOW’s comments question whether the DNR has statutory authority to lease state lands for military purposes and highlight the relevant considerations that DNR is obligated to make under state law prior to issuing any such lease.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will accept public input throughout its ongoing, open-ended process. The public can review the DNR’s Updated Camp Grayling expansion proposal Q&A and submit comments through the interactive, online map hosted on the DNR’s Camp Grayling lease update proposal webpage or by email to DNR-Camp-Grayling@Michigan.gov