Thursday, April 16, 2015

DNR’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens' Advisory Council to meet TONIGHT, Apr. 16, in Newberry: "Ask DNR" on WNMU-TV TONIGHT

LANSING -- DNR’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens' Advisory Council to meet April 16 in Newberry

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources ( DNR) Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens' Advisory Council will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. TONIGHT, Thursday, Apr.16, 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 the following:
  • DNR division reports by staff.
  • Subcommittee reports.
  • Wildlife habitat workgroup update.
  • Wolf program update.
  • Conservation officer academy update.
  • Public comment (for instructions, see www.michigan.gov/upcac).
The Eastern Upper Peninsula and Western Upper Peninsula citizens’ advisory councils 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.

Citizens’ advisory council meetings are open to the public. Anyone interested in being considered as a future council member should fill out the nomination form found on the DNR website at www.michigan.gov/upcac. For more information, contact the DNR Upper Peninsula regional coordinator’s office at 906-225-1331.

"Ask the DNR" to air on WNMU-TV Channel 13 TONIGHT, April 16

MARQUETTE -- "Ask the DNR" returns to WNMU-TV Channel 13 in the Upper Peninsula at 8 p.m. TONIGHT, Thursday, April 16. (EDT). The show will focus on the trout fishing opener and fishing regulations, spring wildlife activity and wildfire prevention.

The hour-long program features a panel of Michigan Department of Natural Resources employees taking questions from viewers who call in during the live show to 800-227-9668. Questions are answered live on the show; any questions not answered before the end of the episode will be answered by phone call to the viewer.

This episode will feature conservation officer Kevin Postma, wildlife biologist Monica Joseph, fisheries biologist George Madison and fire specialist Bryce Avery.

"Ask the DNR" is produced five times a year on WNMU-TV 13, the public television station in Marquette, Michigan. It is aired live on public television stations throughout the Upper Peninsula and northeastern Wisconsin and typically replays the following day at noon. Please consult local television listings to confirm replay times for the program.

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