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October 4 2022


Game and Fish Orders

For all Fish Orders, contact Christian LeSage 517-449-7073.

For Action:
FO-200 Statewide Trout, Salmon, Whitefish, Cisco, Grayling, and Smelt Regulations.  Decision-maker:  NRC.
FO-206 Special Fishing Regulations for Warmwater Species on Select Waters.  Decision-maker:  NRC.  Carried over from September meeting.
FO-210 Designated Trout Streams for Michigan.  Decision-maker: NRC
FO-254 Inland Lakes – Trout Salmon Regulations.  Decision-maker: NRC


Real Estate Services

Information Contact:  Scott Goeman, 517-284-5972; Decision-Maker: DNR Director

Forest Resources Land Acquisition

Land Transaction Case No. 20220126 40 acres
Forest Resources – Gaylord Management Unit
Cheboygan County, Beaugrand Township, T38N, R02W 
Section 20: NE1/4 of the NW1/4

Forest Resources Land Exchange

Land Transaction Case No. 20220001
Forest Resources – Baraga Management Unit
The Acciacca Properties LLC

Offered Land: 40 acres 
Baraga County, Arvon Township, T53N, R30W
Section 31: S1/2 of the N1/2 of the NE1/4

Desired Land: 40 acres 
Houghton County, Torch Lake Township, T55N, R31W
Section 17: NW1/4 of the SE1/4

Forest Resources Gift of Easement

Land Transaction Case No. 20220088  66-foot x 805.5-foot easement
Forest Resources – Crystal Falls Management Unit
Dickinson County, Norway Township, T41N, R29W
Section 11:  An easement across the NW1/4 of the SW1/4; as more accurately described in the case file.

Wildlife Land Acquisitions

Land Transaction Case No. 20220047 29.6 acres
Wildlife – Southeastern Lower Peninsula Region
Lenawee County, Cambridge Township, T05S, R02E 
Section 07: Part of the SE1/4 of the NW1/4; as more accurately described in the case file.

Land Transaction Case No. 20220123 3 acres
Wildlife – Southwestern Lower Peninsula Region
Barry County, Orangeville Township, T02N, R10W 
Section 12: Commencing at the SE corner of the NW1/4 of the NW1/4 of said Section; thence running West 16 rods; thence North 30 rods; thence East 16 rods; thence South 30 rods to the Place of Beginning. 


Minerals Management

Proposed Oil and Gas Lease Auction: 
Approximately 4,800 acres of state-owned oil and gas rights located in 5 counties are proposed to be offered for lease at an online auction October 25, 2022. Standard lease includes a five-year primary term with two one-year extension options, 1/6 royalty rate, minimum bid of $10.00 per acre, and $2.00 per acre annual rental for the primary term.
Contact: Kimberly Venne,
Decision-maker: DNR Director

Sale Of Minerals and Allied Rights (MPA 1144):
Conveyance of the minerals and allied rights for a parcel in T22N, R05W, S04, NW1/4 of NW1/4, Township of Butterfield, Missaukee County, has been requested by David P. Wittkop and Joan A. Wittkop Revocable Living trust dated 5-17-2018, of Houghton Lake, Michigan.
Contact: Ken Babcock,
Decision-maker: Chief Administrative Officer

Forest Resources

October 4, 2022 
12:30 p.m. 
Grayling Management Unit Open House 
Grayling Field Office, 1955 Hartwick Pines Road, Grayling 
Tom Barnes, 231-384-7732, 
October 4, 2022 
9:00 AM EDT  
Sault Ste Marie Forest Management Unit  
Compartment Review 
Sault Ste Marie Customer Service Center, 4131 S. M129, Sault Ste Marie  
Karen Rodock, 906-875-1039, 
October 5, 2022
3:00 to 7:00 PM EDT 
Newberry Forest Management Unit 
Open House 
Newberry Field Office, 5666 State Hwy M-123, Newberry
Keith Magnusson, 906-291-0120, 
October 11, 2022 
9:00 AM EDT 
Gwinn Forest Management Unit  
Compartment Review 
Marquette Customer Service Center, 1990 US-41 South, Marquette 
Kristen Matson, 906-346-9201 extension 103,  
October 12, 2022 
1:00 PM 
Forest Management Advisory Committee 
Advisory Committee Meeting 
Michigan United Conservation Club, 2101 Wood Street, Lansing 
Kim Korbecki, 517-284-5876, 

October 13, 2022  
9:00 AM EDT  
Shingleton Forest Management Unit  
Compartment Review 
Shingleton Field Office, M-28, Shingleton  
Bob Burnham, 906-420-1645, 
October 18, 2022 
9:00 a.m.  
Grayling Management Unit Compartment Review 
Grayling Field Office, 1955 Hartwick Pines Road, Grayling 
Tom Barnes, 231-384-7732, 
October 18-20, 2022 
All day 
Crystal Falls, Baraga and Gwinn Forest Management Units 
Forest Certification Audit 
Location: various 
Keith Kintigh, 517-219-2074,  
October 20, 2022 
5:00 p.m. 
Pigeon River Country State Forest Management Unit 
Pigeon River Country Advisory Council Meeting 
Pigeon River Country State Forest Headquarters, 9966 Twin Lakes Drive, Vanderbilt, MI 49795 
Mark Monroe, 989-329-9827,  
October 25, 2022
9:00 AM EDT 
Newberry Forest Management Unit 
Compartment Review 
Newberry Correctional Facility, 13747 Co Rd 428, Newberry
Keith Magnusson, 906-291-0120,