DNR’s Western UP Citizens’ Advisory Council to meet in Ontonagon County

ONTONAGON — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council is scheduled to meet at a special time Wednesday at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Ontonagon County.

The council meeting will be from 2 to 4 p.m at the park’s Ski Chalet.

Among the agenda items, the council is scheduled to hear updates on Houghton County trail conditions, chronic wasting disease regulations and the DNR Law Enforcement Division’s Strategic Plan.

The council will also elect officers and receive committee reports.

The public can participate in the session by offering comments to the discussion during two specified periods during the meeting.For instructions, see www.michigan.gov/upcac.

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.

Anyone interested in being considered as a future council member should fill out the nomination form found on the DNR website at www.michigan.gov/upcac. Meeting packets and agendas are also available online at www.michigan.gov/upcac.

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