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Michigan DNR auction of state-managed land is under way

A sealed-bid auction of 57 properties managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources began Tuesday at www.michigan.gov/landforsale and will run through Jan. 10, 2017.

Available parcels are located in Arenac, Baraga, Chippewa, Clare, Gladwin, Lake, Mackinac, Manistee, Midland, Newaygo, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Presque Isle, Roscommon and Wexford counties. These properties are isolated from other DNR-managed land and range in size from less than an acre to 77 acres.

View the properties offered for bid at the DNR’s Land Sale website. Printable bid forms are available under the “Bid Form” tab, which is found with each parcel listing. Sealed bids must be postmarked by midnight Jan. 10, 2017, to be considered. Sealed bids are retained in a locked area and will be opened Jan. 24 in a witnessed bid opening.

This website also includes information on available properties that went unsold in previous auctions.

Printed property information may be requested from the DNR Real Estate Services Section, P.O. Box 30448, Lansing, MI 48909-7948. For general information about the sale of surplus, state-managed public land, contact Michael Michalek at 517-284-5950.

Most properties offered at auction were acquired through tax reversion; the proceeds provide future outdoor recreation opportunities in keeping with the mission of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.