Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Michigan LCV: Michigan's Land Management Plan: What Do You Think?

By Michigan League of Conservation Voters
Posted April 8, 2013

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is ready to present a draft of their new land management plan to the public and they want your feedback.

The plan is a requirement of last year’s land cap legislation, which stopped the DNR from acquiring public land until a land management strategy was laid out. The DNR's draft is published and it is being presented in open houses around the state. If you missed one of these you can  send your comments to DNRlandplan@michigan.gov.

The plan’s positives come from its focus on creating better public recreation opportunities, especially in urban areas, and improving access to Michigan’s lakes, rivers and streams. The Michigan League of Conservation Voters is concerned, however, about its promotion of Michigan’s extraction industries, such as natural gas, oil and logging, which have deep environmental impacts and are not adequately regulated.

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Click here to read the draft land management plan.

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