DNR's Western U.P. Citizens' Advisory Council to meet in Baraga County

Contact: Stacy Welling Haughey, 906-228-6561 or John Pepin, 906-226-1352
Agency: Natural Resources

Jan. 8, 2019

From a deer hunting season recap to loud exhausts on snowmobiles, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council is scheduled to discuss a variety of interesting topics at its Jan. 16 meeting in Baraga.

The council meeting will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST in the conference room at the Baraga Lakeside Inn, located along U.S. 41 in Baraga.

"I am always impressed with the amount of information exchanged during the meetings between the council members and DNR staffers. This public forum is a great resource for all who attend,” said Stacy Haughey, DNR Upper Peninsula coordinator. “We always welcome public input and we have staffers available to answer questions people might have about DNR issues in the western U.P."

The public can participate in the session by offering comments to the discussion during two specified periods during the meeting (for instructions, see 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.

Additional agenda items at the upcoming meeting include reports from committee meetings and updates on chronic wasting disease and the Upper Peninsula CWD Task Force.

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 nomination form found on the DNR website at michigan.gov/upcac. Meeting packets and agendas are also available online at that webpage.

For more information, contact the DNR Upper Peninsula coordinator’s office at 906-226-1331.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to michigan.gov/dnr.