Giffels Webster assisted Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources Parks & Recreation Division (DNR-PRD) with the development of a General Management Plan (GMP) for Tahquamenon Falls State Park.
GMPs are long-range planning documents that depict a park’s importance in terms of natural resources, historic and cultural resources, recreational and educational opportunities, and economic value. A key aspect of a GMP is the Management Zone Plan, which reflects the land preservation goals and recreation programming for different areas within each park. Management Zones are developed based upon input from DNR experts, key stakeholders, and the community.
The development of the General Management Plan begins with the assembly of a Planning Team from various specialists within the DNR. The Planning Team typically includes the Park Manager, Regional Planner, District Supervisor, Stewardship Unit staff, and the PRD Management Plan Administrator. In addition, staff from all of the DNR Resource Division participates, including Law Enforcement, Wildlife, Fisheries, Forestry and Minerals Management.
The plan was completed and approved on February 1st, 2017. A copy of the approved plan can be accessed through the links below.
Thank you to all who have participated in this planning process.
More information on the General Management Planning process is available at the DNR’s Park Management Planning website: www.michigan.gov/parkmanagementplans
- TFSP General Management Plan
- TFSP Appendix A – Supporting Analysis
- TFSP Appendix B – Public & Tribal Input Summary
- TFSP Appendix C – Planning Team Summary
- TFSP Appendix D – Toonerville Trolley Lease
- TFSP Appendix E – Land Transfer