- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) - The state says about 1,300 acres and 3.5 miles of Pilgrim River corridor in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula will be protected from development, available for public use and managed as a working forest.

A $550,000 Forest Legacy Program grant is making it possible. The project, known as the Pilgrim River Forest, includes the state acquisition of a conservation easement on what’s described as prime forest land that’s adjacent to the Pilgrim River community forest.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says the property serves as a wildlife travel corridor.

Bill O’Neill, DNR natural resources deputy, says in a statement Wednesday the acquisition of the conservation easement means the property will stay in private ownership, but will be open for public recreational use and will be managed under a forest management plan.

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