Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Iron County Forestry and Parks report numbers mixed

HURLEY - The 2023 annual report of the Iron County Forestry and Parks Department includes both good and bad news.

On one hand, the report summarized, "2023 proved to be a challenging financial year for the ICFD. Declining stumpage prices, lack of consistent pulpwood markets, and continued high inflation caused lower revenues and a higher cost of doing business."

On the other hand, the report added, "The department still had another busy year with many recreational users visiting our county parks, trail systems, and forests. These recreational facilities and parks have turned into a profit cent...