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DNR advisory council to meet

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council is scheduled to discuss a deer season recap, off-road vehicle licenses, trail permits and a seasonal restrictions land-use order, as well as an update on oak wilt, when the council meets tonight in Newberry.

The meeting is scheduled for 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the basement conference room at the Luce-Mackinac-Alger-Schoolcraft Health Department office, located at 14150 Hamilton Lake Road.

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.

To find nomination forms, to be considered as a potential council member, or to locate meeting packets and agendas, visit Michigan.gov/UPCAC. For more information, contact the DNR U.P. coordinator’s office at 906-226-1331.