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Boards and Committees
The committee provides feedback on waterfowl hunting regulations and wetland issues and offers input on existing and proposed waterfowl regulations, wetland conservation, habitat project planning and more.
The committee helps the DNR balance environmental, social and economic issues in managing Michigan’s forest resources by advising on resource use opportunities, timber-related activities, forest health, recreation, biological diversity and habitat.
The commission, a seven-member public body whose members are appointed by the Governor, has exclusive authority to regulate the taking of game and sportfish, and is authorized to designate game species and authorize the establishment of the first open season for animals through the issuance of orders.
The board's primary function is to submit to the Legislature a priority list of lands recommended for acquisition and/or development through the Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant Program, which supports development and improvement of public outdoor recreation opportunities across the state.
The council provides support and guidance to the DNR on programs to support and grow the outdoor recreation economy, expand employment opportunities and support conservation efforts and recreational assets.
The committee advises the DNR on equine use of the forest, including implementation of a “leave no trace” policy, improving equestrian facilities and addressing enforcement issues.
The workgroup, comprised of natural resource professionals, private landowners and sportsmen's groups, focuses on improving and conserving critical Upper Peninsula winter deer habitat