Mission Statement


We have a responsibility and a long-term commitment to wisely use and improve the County Forest and Parks in such a way that helps sustain the economic health and quality of life in Gogebic County today while ensuring that we do not compromise the ability of future generations to enjoy the benefits of our labor.

**PLEASE BE ADVISED, in following COVID guidelines and county policy, the Gogebic County Forestry & Parks Commission office is available via phone, email or by appointment only.  A mask is required to enter the  facilities and a brief COVID 19 related health questionaire along with a non-contact forehead temperature check will be performed prior to conducting business.  Thank you for your cooperation as we all continue to work through this.


Greg Ryskey, Director


Corey Magdziak, Forester


Amy Hamel, Administrative Secretary



Kevin Haustein, Chairman

Robert Orlich, Vice-Chairman

Mark Whitley, Commissioner

Dan Siirila, Commissioner

John Matonich, Commissioner

*The Gogebic County Forestry & Parks Commission typically meets every third Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m. CST at the Gogebic County Natural Resources Center.  (Unless otherwise posted)  

**Remote meeting access is available to those that wish to utilize that option by contacting ahamel@gogebiccountymi.gov for the information to join the meeting. 

Gogebic County Natural Resources Center

500 North Moore Street

Bessemer, Michigan 49911


8:30 - 4:30 PM (CST)

 Monday - Friday

Our Address

Contact Us

Forestry: 906-663-4687

Parks:  906-663-4428

E-MAIL: ahamel@gogebiccountymi.gov