The Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing Michigan citizens the opportunity to share input and ideas on policy decisions, programs and other aspects of natural resource management and outdoor recreation opportunities. One important avenue for this input is at meetings of the public bodies that advise the DNR and, in some cases, also set policies for natural resource management.
The following boards, commissions, committees and councils will hold public meetings next month. The public is encouraged to attend. The links below will take you to the webpage for each group, where you will find specific meeting locations and, when finalized, meeting agendas.
Please check these pages frequently, as meeting details and agendas may change and sometimes meetings are canceled.
Public comment on proposed deer baiting/feeding regulation
There also will be opportunities in May, June and July for people to share their thoughts on a DNR staff proposal to the Michigan Natural Resources Commission regarding Upper Peninsula deer baiting and feeding regulations. In addition to public comment taken at the NRC meetings during these months and the May Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council meeting, an Upper Peninsula DNR listening session will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. EDT May 22 at Michigan Technological University, Memorial Union Building – Ballroom A, Houghton.
For more information about this meeting, contact Stacy Welling Haughey at 906-226-1331. June and July public comment opportunities on proposed U.P. deer baiting and feeding regulations also will be available.
Accessibility Advisory Council – May 7, 10 a.m., DNR Rose Lake Shooting Range, Glassen Education Center, Bath. Meeting location is barrier-free, and an interpreter will be present. (Contact: Mike Holsinger, 517-284-5946)
Belle Isle Park Advisory Committee – May 16, 9 to 11 a.m., Belle Isle Nature Center, Detroit (Contact: Barbara Graves, 517-284-6135)
Coldwater Resources Steering Committee – May 1, 10:30 a.m. to noon, conference call; dial: 1-877-402-9757, access code: 4376727 (Contact: Troy Zorn, 906-249-1611)
Lake Huron Citizens’ Fishery Advisory Committee – May 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Jay’s Sporting Goods, Clare (Contact: Randy Claramunt, 231-347-4689)
Michigan Wildlife Council – May 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jay’s Sporting Goods, Clare (Contact: Ray Rustem, 517-284-6070)
Natural Resources Commission – May 9, 9 a.m., Lansing Community College, Gannon Building, Lansing (Contact: Cheryl Nelson, 517-284-6237)
Timber Advisory Council – May 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., DNR Customer Service Center, Gaylord (Contact: Kimberley Korbecki, 517-284-5876)
Underwater Salvage and Preserve Committee – May 15, 1 p.m., Michigan Library and Historical Center, Lansing (Contact: Sheri Giffin, 517-335-2591)
Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council – May 22, 5:30 p.m. Eastern, Michigan Technological University, Memorial Union Building – Ballroom A, Houghton (Contact: Stacy Welling Haughey, 906-226-1331)