The Daily Globe - Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Gogebic Forestry Commission manages land to improve yields

 


By IAN MINIELLY

iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com

BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Forestry and Parks Commission manages over 50,000 acres of land in Gogebic county. Most of that land, according to director Greg Ryskey was tax reverted land the county took back after the owners harvested the land and elected to not pay property taxes. As the volume in acres increased, the commission was formed and is a completely self-supporting program that is a net boon to the county.

Ryskey said much of the land is on its second cutting, some is on its third, but there are also virgin stands in the counties ac...



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