The "Big Wild"
When P.S. Lovejoy envisioned the Pigeon River Country when back in 1919, he saw it as the "Big Wild," a place that was remote, wild, natural, and devoid of "parky fixings-up." It has now grown to over 105,000 acres and is its own special management unit within the state forest system. Click the links below to read the documents that have shaped the history of the forest.
DNR Trails Plan
Click here to read the PRCA's comments on the DNR's proposed Trails Plan:
Pigeon River Country State Forest Concept of Management
The "Constitution" of the Pigeon River Country guides the DNR in its management of the Pigeon River Country State Forest, including rules on oil and gas drilling, timber harvests, wildlife managment, and even the history of the Pigeon River Country.
Removing the Pigeon River Dam
A dam on the Pigeon River, located on Golden Lotus's Song of the Morning Ranch, failed in the summer of 2008 and released sediment into the Pigeon River, causing a massive fish kill. The dam had failed on numerous earlier occasions, so the PRCA and Michigan Trout Unlimited went to court to enforce an order to remove the dam.