DNR Eastern U. P. Citizens' Meeting Planned

The Department of Natural Resources’ Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council (CAC) will meet Thursday, Feb. 16, from 6:30-8:30 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.


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

∙ Wolf delisting and management

∙ UP Regional Deer Advisory Team meeting

∙ Biodiversity Stewardship Areas/Living Legacies

∙ Forest Management Division restructuring

∙ Recreation Passport


Other agenda items will include:

∙ East UP Deer Camp Survey results

∙ Commercial Forest Act/Administrative Rules revision process

∙ Hunting & Trapping Digest and Fishing Guide public input survey


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.