Sunday, September 14, 2014

DNR’s Western Upper Peninsula Citizens' Advisory Council to meet Sept. 15 in Houghton

HOUGHTON -- The Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Western Upper Peninsula Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) will meet on Monday, Sept. 15, on the campus of Michigan Technological University in Houghton. The meeting will take place in the Memorial Union Building, Room A2.

Beginning at 5:30 p.m. EDT (4:30 p.m. CDT), DNR staff will present division reports on current DNR projects and business and answer questions from council members and the public. The council meeting will immediately follow from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. EDT (5 p.m. -7 p.m. CDT).

 Agenda items include:

 ∙ Trail proposal presentation, Houghton Keweenaw County Recreation Authority
 ∙ Update on Wildlife Division habitat improvement projects
 ∙ Deer season forecast
 ∙ Trapping regulations on commercial forest land
 ∙ Subcommittee reports
 ∙ 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 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 For more information, contact DNR Upper Peninsula Regional Coordinator Stacy Haughey at 906-228-6561.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to

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