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.


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)

*Due to COVID guidelines our office is available via phone, email or appointment only.  Thank you for your cooperation!

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