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DNR's Western UP Citizens' Advisory Council to meet next week in Houghton County

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council will meet at Michigan Technological University’s Memorial Union Building-Ballroom B, 1400 Townsend Drive in Houghton from 6 to 8:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 20. 

Among agenda items selected by council members, the group is scheduled to receive a presentation on invasive species in the western Upper Peninsula by MTU’s Keweenaw Invasive Species Management Area (KISMA) group and general information on property rights along the Great Lakes shorelines and inland lakes. A report will also be provided about a recent chronic wasting disease taskforce meeting.

For public comment instructions or additional details please, contact Kristi Dahlstrom at or 906-226-1331.

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.

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.

To find application forms to be considered for a future council member vacancy, or to locate meeting packets and agendas, visit the council's DNR webpage.

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

Contact: Stacy Haughey, 906-225-1330, John Pepin, 906-226-1352