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Dickinson public lands reviewed

LANSING – Alpena, Berrien, Branch, Cass, Charlevoix, Chippewa, Dickinson, Leelanau, Gogebic and St. Joseph. If you spend time hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, birding or otherwise enjoying the outdoors on public lands in these counties, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources wants your attention.

The DNR has completed review of this first group of counties as part of the department’s multiyear state land review process and is determining which parcels best meet its goal of delivering broad public access to quality outdoor recreation opportunities, while also protecting the natural and cultural resources on those lands.

The DNR is offering virtual public meetings, today and Wednesday.

You don’t have to have Microsoft Teams on your computer or smart device to join, but please note that each link is specific to its meeting date and time, and the links will not be live or accessible until each meeting is “opened” by the moderator. Anyone without access to a computer may call in using the phone number provided.

At 6 p.m. Eastern time today, join the Microsoft Teams meeting or call, for audio only, 248-509-0316. The conference ID is 913 574 808#.

At 2:30 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, join the Microsoft Teams meeting or call, for audio only, 248-509-0316. The conference ID: 661 614 816#.

For those unable to participate, the public meetings will be recorded and made available on the DNR’s State Land Review webpage, along with additional updates that will be posted throughout the process

Aside from at public meetings and through the interactive map, feedback on these initial recommendations for this first group of counties can be submitted via email through March 19 at DNR-StateLandReview@Michigan.gov.

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