(12) Extraction of sand and gravel is permitted on listed land pursuant to MCL
324.51113. At least 30 days prior to removal, the owner shall submit to the department
an application to remove sand and gravel on a form prescribed by the department. Sand
and gravel applications shall be approved for a period not to exceed 2 years. If removal
is not completed within the approved time period, a new application shall be submitted
for the same description.
(13) The posting of a mineral exploration site or an oil and gas extraction site on
listed land to prohibit public access on that site is permitted if necessary for public safety.
Posting shall be restricted only to the area needed for efficient and safe operation of the
exploratory or extraction site and shall be limited to the time during which exploration
and/or extraction occurs.
(14) Tree plantations, to be eligible for listing and if otherwise eligible, shall have
survived through the first 2 growing seasons after planting and, at the time of application,
shall carry sufficient forest growth of suitable character and distribution to assure that a
stand of merchantable timber will be developed within a reasonable time.
(15) Any 40-acre description, fractional description, or other description meeting
the minimum acreage eligibility requirement specified in subrule (2) of this rule is not
eligible for listing if it contains 25% or more nonstocked but productive land. This
subrule applies to each such description even though it may be contiguous to other
descriptions already listed by the same owner or being listed by the same owner.
(16) Any 40-acre description, fractional description, or other description just
meeting the minimum acreage eligibility requirement specified in subrule (2) of this rule
is not eligible for listing if it contains 50% or more nonproductive land unless it is
contiguous to, and is an integral part of, a larger managed forest already listed by the
same owner or being listed by the same owner.
(17) Land managed for Christmas trees or for forest crops normally harvested at an
age of 10 years or less is not eligible for listing.
History: 1979 AC; 1987 AACS; 2014 AACS.
R 299.2605 Criteria to determine compliance with act.
Rule 5. Land listed as commercial forest shall comply fully with the requirements
of the act and all of the following provisions:
(a) The owner of forest land listed under the act shall manage that land consistent
with the purposes expressed in MCL 324.51101, 324.51103 and 324.51113 and
according to the owner’s forest management plan.
(b) Except as provided in MCL 324.51113, listed land shall not be used or obligated
for any commercial purpose other than production of forest products and shall not be
managed in a manner detrimental to the growth and development of those products.
(c) Noncommercial uses compatible with good forest management and full
productivity of listed land are permitted.
(d) An easement may be granted across listed land if the effect on the productivity
of the listed land is minimal. The owner shall notify the department, in writing, of a
prospective easement across listed land.