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Share your thoughts with the DNR at upcoming meetings

The Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing Michigan residents 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. Frequently check the DNR boards, commissions, committees and councils webpage for updates.

The links below will take you to the webpage for each group, where you will find meeting details such as location and agenda (when finalized). Please check these pages often, as meeting details may change and sometimes meetings are canceled.

March meetings

Fisheries "Conversation and Coffee" events

The public is also invited to join DNR Fisheries Division staff at Conversations & Coffee events this March and April for an informal opportunity to discuss local issues and management activities related to fisheries. The events provide information on local and statewide regulation changes impacting anglers and offer the public an opportunity to meet with fisheries managers and biologists to discuss local issues and management activities.

  • Central Lake Michigan Management Unit - Wednesday, March 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m., virtual (Contact: Scott Heintzelman, 231-433-9782).
  • Eastern Lake Superior Management Unit - Monday, March 28, 7-8:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Express, Munising (Contact: Patrick Hanchin, 231-330-5290, or Cory Kovacs, 906-287-0816).
  • Eastern Lake Superior Management Unit - Monday, April 4, 7-8:30 p.m., LMAS Health Department Building, Newberry (Contact: Patrick Hanchin, 231-330-5290, or Cory Kovacs, 906-287-0816).
  • Eastern Lake Superior and Northern Lake Huron management units - Tuesday, April 5, 7-8:30 p.m., Michigan Department of Natural Resources Customer Service Center, Sault Ste. Marie (Contact: Patrick Hanchin, 231-330-5290; Cory Kovacs, 906-287-0816; Randy Claramunt, 231-622-3820; or Dave Borgeson, 231-350-2663).
  • Lake Erie Management Unit - Tuesday, March 29, 7:30 p.m., virtual (Contact: Jim Francis, 517-242-3593, and Sara Thomas, 734-718-0474).
  • Lake Huron Management Unit - Thursday, April 7, 6-7 p.m., virtual (Contact: Randy Claramunt, 231-622-3820).
  • Northern Lake Michigan Management Unit - Thursday, March 24, 7-8 p.m. EDT, virtual (Contact: Darren Kramer, 906-235-4949).
  • Southern Lake Michigan Management Unit - Monday, March 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m., virtual (Contact: Brian Gunderman, 269-251-2645).
  • Western Lake Superior Management Unit (Houghton/Keweenaw) - Wednesday, March 30, 6-8 p.m. EDT, virtual (Contact: Patrick Hanchin, 231-330-5290, or George Madison, 906-250-7807).
  • Western Lake Superior Management Unit (Ironwood/Bessemer) - Thursday, March 31, 7-9 p.m. EDT (6-8 p.m. CDT), virtual (Contact: Patrick Hanchin, 231-330-5290, or George Madison, 906-250-7807).
  • Western Lake Superior Management Unit (Ishpeming/Marquette) - Tuesday, March 29, 6-8 p.m. EDT, virtual (Contact: Patrick Hanchin, 231-330-5290, or George Madison, 906-250-7807).