DNR’s UP advisory panels to receive update on CWD

MARQUETTE – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Councils will meet jointly Wednesday in Marquette on the campus of Northern Michigan University.

Discussions are scheduled on commercial fishing and chronic wasting disease regulations and the DNR’s Parks and Recreation Division budget, along with a tribute to former Michigan Natural Resources Commissioner J.R. Richardson of Ontonagon.

The meeting will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Eastern time in Ballroom I of the Northern Center, formerly the University Center.

The public can participate in the session by offering comments to the discussion during two specified periods during the meeting. For instructions, go to 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.

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