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DNR's Western UP Citizens' Advisory Council to meet virtually in May

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council will meet virtually in a web conference from 6 to 8:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, May 29.

No council actions will be taken at this meeting.

Among agenda items selected by council members, the group is scheduled to receive an update on the status of white-nose syndrome in Michigan bats, along with a report on the 107th Engineer Battalion of the Michigan Army National Guard’s partnership with the DNR to improve state parks and increase accessibility.

Additional business includes updates on old business items and reports from various division staff and council subcommittees. 

Public comment, meeting participation

For public comment instructions or additional meeting details, contact Kristi Dahlstrom at or 906-226-1331. Those who wish to attend the virtual meeting should call Dahlstrom no later than noon EST the day of the meeting to receive virtual instructions. 

About the councils

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 DNR's UPCAC webpage.

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