Share your thoughts with the DNR at upcoming meetings

The Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing Michigan residents the opportunity to share input and ideas on policy decisions, programs and other aspects of natural resource management and outdoor recreation opportunities.

One important avenue for this input is at meetings of the public bodies that advise the DNR and, in some cases, also set policies for natural resource management. Frequently check the DNR boards, commissions, committees and councils webpage for updates.

The links below will take you to the webpage for each group, where you will find meeting details such as location and agenda (when finalized). Please check these pages frequently, as meeting details may change and sometimes meetings are canceled.

September meetings

Belle Isle Park Advisory Committee – Thursday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m. (Contact: Barbara Graves, 517-284-6135).

Equine Trails Subcommittee – Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1 p.m. (Contact: Annalisa Centofanti, 517-331-6219).

Lake Superior Citizens Fishery Advisory Committee – Wednesday, Sept. 29, 6:30 p.m. (Contact: Patrick Hanchin, 231-330-5290).

Michigan Historical Commission – Thursday, Sept. 9, 9:30 a.m. (Contact: Michelle Davis, 517-331-7374).

Michigan Natural Resources Commission – Thursday, Sept. 16, 9 a.m. (Contact: Victoria Lischalk, 517-599-1067).

Snowmobile Advisory Workgroup – Thursday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m. (Contact: Annalisa Centofanti, 517-331-6219).

Timber and Forest Products Advisory Council – Friday, Sept. 24, 8:30 a.m. (Contact: Kimberley Korbecki, 517-284-5876).

Underwater Salvage and Preserve Committee – Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1 p.m. (Contact: Sheri Giffin, 517-335-2591).

Western Upper Peninsula Citizens Advisory Council – Wednesday, Sept. 22, 6 p.m. EDT (Contact: Stacy Welling Haughey, 906-226-1331).

Wolf Management Advisory Council – Wednesday, Sept. 1, 9 a.m. (Contact: Victoria Lischalk, 517-599-1067).

Upcoming opportunity to serve

The Equestrian Trails Subcommittee is seeking active equestrians who have an interest in serving on this subcommittee as a statewide tourism equine industry representative. The position is for a four-year term, and will identify and promote partnerships and pack and saddle recreation opportunities and collaborate with trail riding communities. Please complete the online application by Sept. 10. Contact Annalisa Centofanti with questions or for more information.


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