Legislation (H.B. 5275) to require that forest roads be open to motorized use by the public unless otherwise designated by the Department of Natural Resources was signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder. Under the new law, before the department newly restricts a road or trail used to access public land, it must provide local governments in which the land is located written notice that includes the reason for the restriction. Other lands permitted for off-highway use include designated roads that are not forest roads, designated trails and other designated areas.
Thank you to those who participated in supporting this bill.