The Department of Natural Resources’ Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council (CAC) will meet Thursday, Oct. 18, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Comfort Inn in Newberry, located at 13954 State Hwy. M-28. The meeting will take place in the motel’s conference room.
Agenda items will include:
∙ DNR Division reports by staff
∙ Deer management discussion
∙ Council presentation on North Country Trail
∙ DNR presentation on Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund
∙ Public comment (for public comment instructions, see www.michigan.gov/upcac)
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.
Applications are currently being accepted for open positions on both the Western and Eastern U.P. CACs. 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 and fax to 906-228-9441 or mail to: DNR (Attn: CAC), 1990 U.S. 41 South, Marquette, MI 49855 by Thursday, Nov. 1. For more information, contact DNR Upper Peninsula Regional Coordinator Stacy Welling Haughey at 906-228-6561.