The Department of Natural Resources’ Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council (CAC) will meet Monday, Jan. 30, at Bay de Noc Community College, located at 2001 N. Lincoln Rd. , Escanaba. The meeting will take place in the Joseph Heirman University Center , rooms 952 and 958.
Beginning at 5:30 p.m., DNR staff will present division reports, including a special report on restructuring of the Forest Management Division, and answer questions from council members and the public. The council meeting will immediately follow, from 6 to 8 p.m. (All times are Eastern Time.)
Agenda items include:
∙ Commercial Forest Act
∙ Wolf delisting update
∙ Regional Deer Advisory Team update
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.