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DNR March meetings include virtual opportunities to talk about state land review, fisheries management

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 and cultural 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


Weigh in on latest state land review recommendations

This March, the DNR is hosting virtual public meetings to provide information on the state land review process and opportunities for feedback on recommendations on whether to keep, exchange or sell DNR-managed public land in 11 counties: Cheboygan, Crawford, Eaton, Ingham, Jackson, Kalkaska, Missaukee, Muskegon, Osceola, Otsego and Ottawa.

Participate in either meeting by following the Microsoft Teams link, which will not be live or accessible until each meeting is “opened” by the moderator.

Contact Kerry Heckman at 517-643-1256 for more information.


Join fisheries 'Conversations and Coffee' virtual events

Speak with DNR fisheries staff to discuss local and statewide fisheries management activities during one of several virtual "Conversations & Coffee" events taking place this spring. March dates include:

  • Central Lake Michigan Management Unit – Thursday, March 9, 8 p.m. (Contact: Scott Heintzelman).
  • Northern Lake Michigan Management Unit – Tuesday, March 14, 7 p.m. (Contact: Darren Kramer).
  • Lake Superior Management Unit – Wednesday, March 29, 6:30 p.m. (Contact: Patrick Hanchin).