DNR Citizens’ Advisory Council to meet in Escanaba

ESCANABA — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council will meet Wednesday, Nov. 6 in Escanaba on the campus of Bay College.

Discussions are scheduled on the status of oak wilt in the U.P., a bear season update and a forecast for the upcoming firearm deer hunting season.

The meeting will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Room 952 of 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, see 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.

To find nomination forms to be considered for a future council member vacancy, or to locate meeting packets and agendas, visit Michigan.gov/UPCAC.

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