DNR’s Eastern U.P. Citizens’ Advisory Council to meet April 18

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

Agenda items will include:
∙ DNR Division reports by staff
∙ Council discussion of DNR forest management activities
∙ Update on wolf management and wolf hunting proposal
∙ Update on proposed license fee increase package
∙ Council discussion of DNR revenue and recreation funding
∙ 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 and include opportunity for public comment.

If you would like to be considered as a future CAC member, please fill out the application form, found on the DNR website at www.michigan.gov/upcac, and fax to 906-228-9441 or mail to: DNR (Attn: CAC), 1990 US 41 S., Marquette, MI 49855. For more information, contact DNR Upper Peninsula Regional Coordinator Stacy Welling Haughey at 906-228-6561.