DNR Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council to Meet Aug. 18 in Newberry

The Department of Natural Resources’ Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council (CAC) will meet Thursday, Aug.18, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Luce Mackinac Alger Schoolcraft District Health Department building, located at 14150 Hamilton Lake Road, in Newberry.

The council will hear division reports from DNR staff, in addition to updates on the following topics:

∙ Wildlife Division realignment plan

∙ Regional Deer Advisory Team

∙ Garnet Lake State Forest Campground

∙ Wolf depredation funding

∙ Living Legacies/Biodiversity Stewardship Areas

Other agenda items will include:

∙ Solving public misperceptions of DNR issues

∙ Naubinway Marina

∙ Menominee River Headwaters Forest Project

∙ Muskie and northern pike regulations

The Eastern Upper Peninsula and Western Upper Peninsula CACs are designed to advise the DNR on regional programs and policies; identify areas in which the department can be more effective and responsive; and offer insight and guidance from members’ own experiences and constituencies. The council members represent a wide variety of natural resource and recreation stakeholders and interest groups. Agenda items are set by the council members, and council recommendations are forwarded to the DNR for consideration.

CAC meetings are open to the public. If you would like to be considered as a future CAC member, please fill out the nomination form found on the DNR website at www.michigan.gov/upcac. For more information, contact DNR Upper Peninsula Regional Coordinator Stacy Welling at 906-228-6561.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.