August 11, 2011
The Huron-Manistee National Forest is actually two separate and non-contiguous national forests, the Huron National Forest (established in 1909) and the Manistee National Forest (established 1938). They were combined in 1945 for administrative purposes. Wikipedia says:
The Huron National Forest portion is in northeast lower Michigan. Its southern boundary is approximately at the latitude of Manistee’s northern boundary. It has a total area of 438,538 acres (685.22 sq mi, or 1,774.70 km²). It lies in parts of Oscoda, Alcona, Iosco, Crawford, and Ogemaw counties. There are local ranger district offices in Mio and Oscoda.
The threatened Kirtland’s Warbler nests in the area, and tours are available, subject to time restrictions.
Michigan in Pictures has more about Kirtland’s Warbler.