Recently Senator Carl Levin and Representative Pete Hoekstra simultaneously introduced bills to preserve 32,557 acres within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as wilderness. This is almost half of the 72,000 acres of sand dunes, shoreline, and forests.
Up North Live reports that Deputy Superintendent Tom Ulrich says,
“This bill will continue the management we’re doing now preserving the hunting and fishing opportunities the boating and hiking all of the things people come here for that will go on into the future indefinitely and a future manager can’t change it and say “oh I’m going to build a new visitor center in someone’s favorite mushroom spot.”
Photo: Sleeping Bear Bay by .jowo.