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January 30, 2012

Updated February 9, 2012

Land Use Orders

For Action:

Land Use Order Amendment No. 3 of 2012: Regulate Use of State Forest Campgrounds, Non-motorized Pathways, Boating Access Sites. Contact: Parks & Recreation, Jason Fleming, 517-284-6098.
Decision-maker: Director.

Updated February 2, 2012

Public Meetings, Open Houses, Events, Etc.

March 1
1:00 p.m.
Snowmobile Advisory Workgroup (SAW)

Jasper Ridge Inn,Ishpeming.
Contact: Andrea Turner,
517-373-2891, turnera7@michigan.gov

March 6
1:30 p.m.
Nonmotorized Advisory Workgroup (NAW) via Video Conference Call

Mason Building
530 West Allegan St., Lansing
Contact: Andrea Turner, 517-373-2891, turnera7@michigan.gov
   AND
Marquette Operations Service Center
1990 US 41 S, Marquette
Contact: Andrea Turner, 517-373-2891, turnera7@michigan.gov


Game and Fish Orders

For all Fish Orders, contact: Christian LeSage, 517-373-1280.

For Action:

State-Licensed Commercial Fishing (FO-243).
Decision-maker: Director.


Land Transactions

SALE OF STATE-OWNED LAND

Land Transaction Case #20070314 - Traverse City Management Unit, Benzie County, Almira Township, T27N, R13W, Section 19, the E ½ of the NE ¼ of the NE ¼ of the NE ¼. 5.0 acres, more or less.
Information Contact: Joseph D. Frick, 517-284-5958. Decision-maker: DNR Director.

RELEASE OF REVERTER FROM PUBLIC USE DEED

Land Transaction Case #20110116 - Shingleton Management Unit, Alger County, City of Munising, Part of Government Lot (2), Section Thirty-four (34), Township Forty-seven (47) North, Range Nineteen (19) West, City of Munising, Alger County, Michigan, described as beginning at the Northwest corner of Lot Eight (8), Block Twelve (12) Bay View Addition to the Village of Munising according to the Plat thereof recorded at the Office of Alger County Register of Deeds in Liber 1 of Plats on page 17; thence North 35°55'West, 100 feet; thence South 54°5' West, 150 feet; thence South 35°55'East, 100 feet to the Northwest corner of Lot Five (5) of Block Twelve (12) of Bay View Addition; thence North 54°5'East, 150 feet to the Point of Beginning.
Information Contact: Joseph D. Frick, 517-284-5958. Decision-maker: DNR Director.

GIFT OF LAND AND BOUNDARY MODIFICATION

Land Transaction Case #20060054 - Keith J. Charters Traverse City State Park, Grand Traverse County, East Bay Township, T27N, R10W, A parcel of land located in Government Lot 3 described as follows: Commencing at the Section corner common to Sections 7,8,17 and 18, T27N, R10W; thence N 01°05'32" W 857.91 feet along the Section line common to Sections 7 and 8 to a set 5/8" bar with 2" alum. cap #33981; thence S 51°25'30" E 82.36 feet to a 5/8" bar with 2" alum. cap #33981 and the Point of Beginning; thence N 17°22'59" E 163.02 feet to a 5/8" bar with 2" alum. cap #33981; thence S 51°30'54" E 214.79 feet to a 5/8" bar with 2" alum. cap #33981; thence S 17°17'23" W 163.49 feet to a set 5/8" bar with 2" alum. cap #33981; thence N 51°25'30" W 215.21 feet to a 5/8" bar with 2" alum. cap #33981 and the Point of Beginning.
Information Contact: Joseph D. Frick, 517-284-5958. Decision-maker: DNR Director.

STATE FOREST LAND ACQUISITION

Land Transaction Case #20110105 - Crystal Falls Management Unit, Dickinson County, Waucedah Towhship, T39N, R28W, parts of Sections 2, 3, 4, and 8; and T40N, R28W, Section 34, SW ¼, as more particularly described on the Option to Buy Land. 840 acres, more or less.

Land Transaction Case #20110205 - Grayling Management Unit, Crawford County, Frederic Township, T28N, R04W, Section 7: Lot 3 of the Village of Deward. 1.0 acre, more or less.
Information Contact: Joseph D. Frick, 517-284-5958. Decision-maker: DNR Director.

STATE PARKS LAND ACQUISITION

Land Transaction Case #20110007 - Waterloo Recreation Area, Jackson County, Waterloo Township, part of the NW ¼ of Section 21 (T1S, R2E) more completely described in the legal description contained in the case file. 30.01 acres, more or less.
Information Contact: Joseph D. Frick, 517-284-5958. Decision-maker: DNR Director.

WILDLIFE LAND EXCHANGE AND SALE

Land Transaction Case #20100176 - Beaver Island Wildlife Research Area
Private Lands Offered in Exchange: Charlevoix County, St. James Township, T40N, R11W, Section 36: The entirety of Whiskey Island, 96.45 acres, more or less.
State Lands Desired in Exchange: Charlevoix County, St. James Township, T39N, R10W, Section 23: North 100 ft of that part Lot 5 commencing at the SW corner, thence E to SE corner of said Lot 5, N 200 ft more or less to land once owned by E. Larsen, W to shore of Beaver Harbor, S'ly along said shore of Beaver Harbor 200 ft to beg. 2.31 acres, more or less.
Information Contact: Joseph D. Frick, 517-284-5958. Decision-maker: DNR Director.


Mineral and Land Management

DIRECT OIL AND GAS LEASE - NONDEVELOPMENT: Oil and gas lease rights to 2.27 acres, more or less, of state-owned Department of Transportation mineral rights, located in Section 23, T08S, R03E, Fairfield Township, Lenawee County, have been requested by Savoy Energy, L.P., of Traverse City, Michigan. Contact: Thomas Wellman, 517-335-3251. Decision-maker: Forest Resources Division Chief.

AMENDMENT TO EXTEND THE LEASE TERM OF NONMETALLIC SAND AND GRAVEL LEASE NO. 107: A three-year extension and continuing the current royalty rates to Nonmetallic Mineral Lease No. 107, located in Sections 17 and 18, T23N, R02W, Higgins Township, Roscommon County, has been requested by Rieth-Riley Construction Company. Contact: Thomas Wellman, 517-335-3251. Decision-maker: Forest Resources Division Chief.

SALE OF MINERAL AND ALLIED RIGHTS (MPA 942) : Conveyance of state-owned ingress and egress to watercourses, aboriginal antiquities, and mineral rights to a subdivision lot in Van Winkle's Subdivision, city of Detroit, Wayne County, has been requested by LaMont Title Corporation, of Detroit, Michigan, on behalf of 8900 Gratiot, LLC, of Detroit, Michigan. Contact: Thomas Wellman, 517-335-3251. Decision-maker: Forest Resources Division Chief.

SURFACE USE LEASE FOR A SALT WATER DISPOSAL WELL AND TANK BATTERY SITE LOCATION: A surface use lease to provide for an existing permitted salt water disposal well site surface location for the State Inland C1-33 SWD salt water disposal well, existing permitted tank battery, and use of access road on 1.00 acre, more or less, of state-owned lands located within the NW1/4 SW1/4, Section 33, T26N, R13W, Inland Township, Benzie County, has been requested by Presidium Antrim West, LC, of Traverse City, Michigan. Contact: Thomas Wellman, 517-335-3251. Decision-maker: Forest Resources Division Chief.


Public Meetings, Open Houses, Events, Etc.

February 9
3:00 p.m.
NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION MEETING
, Hyatt Regency Dearborn, 600 Town Center Drive, Dearborn. The meeting begins with the Committee of the Whole at 3 p.m. and continues with Public Appearances beginning at 4:30 p.m. Public appearances may be scheduled by calling Debbie Whipple, Assistant to the NRC, 517-373-2352, whippled1@michigan.gov. Following Public Appearances, the NRC will conduct its Regular Meeting. Written comments may be submitted to: Debbie Whipple, Natural Resources Commission, P.O. Box 30028, Lansing, MI 48909.

February 21, 2012
10:00 a.m.
Michigan Snowmobile and Trails Advisory Council (MSTAC)
Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center, 104 Conservation Drive, Roscommon. Contact: Andrea Turner, 517-373-2891, turnera7@michigan.gov

February 27
10:30 a.m.
Equine Trailways Subcommittee (ETS)
, Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health, 4125 Beaumont Road, Lansing. Contact: Andrea Turner, 517-373-2891, turnera7@michigan.gov

March 7
6:30 p.m.
Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Workgroup (ORVAW)
Ramada Inn, 7501 West Saginaw Highway, Lansing. Contact: Andrea Turner, 517-373-2891,turnera7@michigan.gov


No pending decision listed in the DNR Calendar will be made until seven days after the initial calendar publication date. The DNR Calendar is available on the Internet at www.michigan.gov/dnr.