Contacts and Sponsors

Cedars for the Au Sable (CFAS) is a project of the Au Sable River Property Owners’ Association (ARPOA), an incorporated, non-profit, voluntary organization of Michigan’s upper Au Sable River riparian owners, as well as others, who are interested in the protection of the watershed’s natural resources.


If you have an interest in developing a similar program on your home waters or need additional information, please contact:

Howard N. Johnson
Founder and Chairman, CFAS


Patrick Mohney
Unit Manager, Gladwin FMU, Forest Resources
801 N. Silverleaf Rd, Gladwin, MI 48624
989-426-9205, extension 7640

Ivan Witt
Register Forester, Forestry Consultants, Inc.
5105 Norwak Road, Gaylord, MI 49735

Steven Sendek
MDNR Fisheries Biologist (Retired)
930 S. Au Sable Trail, Grayling, MI 49738


Au Sable River Property Owners Association (ARPOA)
P.O. Box 15
Grayling, MI 49738
Howard Johnson, Project Chairman

This is a one-of-a-kind project called Cedars for the Au Sable that began in 1997. The project focuses on restoration and reforestation of the stream bank and riparian land of the upper Au Sable River System and the upper Manistee River System. Geographic area served by project: Crawford, Oscoda, Roscommon and Kalkaska counties in Michigan.


Au Sable River Watershed Restoration Committee
Trout and Salmon Foundation
The Michigan Fly Fishing Club
Upper Manistee River Association
Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation
Grayrock Bamboo Builders
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Trout Unlimited

Mason-Griffith Founders Chapter (Grayling)
William B. Mershon Chapter (Saginaw)
Paul H. Young Chapter (Detroit Metro Area)
Headwaters Chapter (Gaylord)
Challenge Chapter (Bloomfield Hills)
Leon P. Martuch Chapter ( Midland)

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Anglers of the Au Sable

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Mr. Craig Hinkle, Re/Max of Grayling