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 to carefully balance the economic, cultural, and ecological needs of our forest lands while working to provide reliable power and natural gas to our 1.6 million customers.
Our active involvement dates back to the early 20th century. We hired teams of tree planters to help reforest the watersheds around dams. We planted more than 2 million trees along the Au Sable, Manistee and Muskegon rivers and support planting efforts statewide. These and other erosion control efforts are a part of our land management plans, as well as wetlands protection.