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2017-12-06 / Front Page

EUP CAC to Meet in Newberry Today

Among its agenda items, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council is scheduled to hear presentations on the depredation investigation process and a review of the Commercial Forest Act when the panel meets Wednesday, December 6 in Newberry.

Also anticipated are subcommittee updates and reports on chronic wasting disease and cormorant management.

“The December council meeting in Newberry offers another chance to provide public input and learn what’s new on DNR topics important to the eastern Upper Peninsula,” said Stacy Haughey, DNR Upper Peninsula coordinator. “There’s always a great deal of information exchanged during the meetings between the council members and DNR staffers. We’re all available to answer any questions as well, and hope to have a good public turnout when we visit Luce County.”

The Eastern U.P. Citizens’ Advisory Council and its western U.P. counterpart meet alternating months throughout the year.

The meeting will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST Wednesday, December 6 in the lower-level conference room at the Luce – Mackinac – Alger - Schoolcraft Health Department, located at 14150 Hamilton Lake Road in Newberry.

The public can participate in the session by offering comments to the discussion during two specified periods at the meeting (for instructions on comment procedures, see www.michigan.gov/ upcac).

The DNR’s eastern and western Upper Peninsula citizens’ advisory councils are designed to provide local input 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 interests. Agenda items are set by the council members and council recommendations are forwarded to the DNR for consideration.

Anyone interested in being considered as a future council member should fill out the application 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) 226- 1331.

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