Consumers Energy seeking public comment on dam plans

Consumers Energy is hosting a series of public meetings regarding the 13 dams they operate across Michigan to receive comment regarding the structures’ fates. Residents are encouraged to attend and share input and guide decision making regarding these hydroelectric dams. If you engage in fishing, paddling, boating, or anyone concerned about water quality, then consider…

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MUCC Submits Comments on 2022 Draft Wolf Management Plan, Public Comments Due by August 4th

On Tuesday, Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) submitted to the Department of Natural Resources comments on the 2022 Draft Michigan Wolf Management Plan.  MUCC, representing its 40,000 members and 200 member clubs, submitted to DNR Director Dan Eichinger a series of recommendations to improve the plan for Michigan’s hunters, trappers, and conservationists. The full letter…

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Public Invited to Comment on Recent State Land Review Recommendations

In phase three of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) land review process, parcels of state-managed public land in 10 counties have been reviewed by staff and will be sold, kept, or exchanged pending DNR director approval. The counties involved in this review include Alcona, Calhoun, Emmet, Houghton, Keweenaw, Mackinac, Macomb, Mason, Oceana, and…

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Public Input Welcome at March 2021 DNR Meetings

Adapted from the February 25, 2021, Michigan Department of Natural Resouces press release. See the full DNR press release HERE. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has an abundance of public meetings prepared for March 2021, and interested members of the public are encouraged to take part in these meetings to let their voices…

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Draft of DNR’s 2021-2026 Land Strategy Available for Public Review

Following a public comment period in 2020, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has released a draft of the updated public land strategy. Originally created in 2013, the public land strategy is used by the DNR to outline management plans for Michigan’s public lands and natural resources to ensure that Michiganders and visitors alike…

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DNR Seeking Public Comment During Annual Review of State Forest Roads

Michigan boasts thousands of miles of state forest roads that are open for public use. Each year, these forest roads are inventoried by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Forest Resources Division (FRD) and reviewed to ensure accuracy and proper management. Interested members of the public are encouraged to share their comments with the…

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