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 our office is available via phone, email or by appointment only.  If it is necessary to have an appointment please call 906-663-4428.  In compliance with state guidelines a mask is required to enter the Gogebic County Forestry & Parks facilities.  Upon access there will be a brief COVID-19 related health questionare and non contact forehead temperature check prior to conducting business. Thank you for your patience 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 4:30 p.m. CST at the Gogebic County Natural Resources Center.  (Unless otherwise posted)

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