Thursday, April 10, 2014

DNR’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens' Advisory Council to meet April 17 in Newberry

The Department of Natural Resources’ Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) will meet Thursday, April 17 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

∙ New hunting, fishing, ORV license structure update

∙ Overview of future DNR staffing priorities in Upper Peninsula

∙ U.P. Deer Advisory Team update

∙ Chronic wasting disease (CWD) discussion

∙ Graymont land transaction proposal status

∙ Public comment (for public comment instructions, see

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 meeting are open to the public. Anyone interested in being considered as a future CAC member should fill out the nomination form found on the DNR website at For more information, contact the DNR Upper Peninsula Regional Coordinator’s office at 906-228-6561.

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