2014-01-09 / Outdoors

Outdoors Briefs

DNR looking for EUP council members

LANSING – The Department of Natural Resources is now taking applications for open positions on the Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council.

The EUPCAC is designed 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 from the public at large.

The EUPCAC includes approximately 20 members, each residing within the five eastern Upper Peninsula counties: Alger, Chippewa, Luce, Mackinac, and Schoolcraft. The council members represent a wide variety of natural resource and recreation stakeholder groups and are chosen based on a variety of factors including counties and stakeholder groups not currently represented.

Meeting agenda items addressed at EUPCAC meetings are set by the council members, and council recommendations are forwarded to the DNR for consideration in policy-formation and decisionmaking processes. The council meets every other month, approximately six times per year. EUPCAC meetings are typically held in Newberry and occasionally in Manistique, Sault Ste. Marie, and St. Ignace.

The deadline to apply for open EUPCAC positions is Jan. 10. Application forms and more information about the CACs are available online at www.michigan. gov/upcac. Completed applications can be faxed to (906) 228- 9441, emailed to: dahlstromk@ michigan.gov, or mailed to: DNR (Attn: CAC), 1990 U.S. 41 South, Marquette, MI 49855.

For more information, contact DNR Upper Peninsula Regional Coordinator Stacy Welling Haughey at (906) 228-6561.

Office of Great Lakes releases annual report

LANSING – The Michigan Office of the Great Lakes has released the 2013 Michigan State of the Great Lakes Report. This statutorily required annual report is prepared each year by the Office of the Great Lakes and highlights state priorities and programmatic accomplishments addressing Great Lakes protection, restoration and economic development.

The report brings together authors from state agencies, academia, non-governmental organizations and the private sector to analyze the top issues affecting Michigan’s Great Lakes and coastal areas. Topics include Great Lakes water levels, aquatic invasive species, and restoration.

The report is available online at: www.michigan.gov/documents/ deq/State_ of_ the_ Great_ Lakes_ 2013_ opt_ 442885_ 7.pdf

Concealed weapons board plans meeting

MANISTIQUE – A meeting of the Concealed Weapon Licensing Board for Schoolcraft County is scheduled for Jan. 15.

The meeting will take place in the prosecuting attorney’s office, room 209, in the Schoolcraft County Courthouse at 1 p.m.

Motorized trails group to hold meet Jan. 16

MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft County Motorized Trails Association will be holding its monthly meeting on Jan. 16.

The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in the clubhouse. New members are welcome.

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