BARAGA — The Department of Natural Resources’ Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council (CAC) will meet in Baraga County on Monday, July 21, at the Baraga Lakeside Inn, located at 900 U.S. Hwy. 41 in Baraga. The meeting will take place in the motel’s conference room.
Beginning at 5:30 p.m., 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 to 8 p.m.
Agenda items include:
∙ ORV license restructure and regulations
∙ DNR presentation: White-nose syndrome and bats
∙ Wildlife habitat improvement grants process
∙ Management of game species on Game & Fish Fund purchased lands
∙ Subcommittee reports
∙ 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. If you would like to be considered as a future CAC member, please fill out the nomination form found on the DNR website at www.michigan.gov/upcac. For more information, contact DNR Upper Peninsula Regional Coordinator Stacy Haughey at 906-228-6561.