Our power plants, natural gas pipelines and electric wires stretch across thousands of acres in the Lower Peninsula. We’re one of the state’s largest private landowners and take that responsibility very seriously. Our professional foresters work with state and national regulators, universities and community groups to carefully balance the economic, cultural and ecological needs of our forest lands.
We keep a watchful eye over acres upon acres of forest, and take action when needed. This is crucial for the health and well-being of flora and fauna. Our sustainable efforts have been recognized by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the Edison Electric Institute
Our active involvement dates back to the early 20th century. We hired teams of tree planters to help reforest the watersheds around dams that had been ravaged by fires and excessive logging. We planted more than 2 million trees along the Au Sable, Manistee and Muskegon rivers and support planting efforts statewide, big and small. These and other erosion control efforts are a big part of our land management plans, as well as wetlands protection.