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Natural Resources Commission to meet Thursday in Lansing

Contact: Ed Golder, 517-284-5815
Agency: Natural ResourcesJan. 13, 2015

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Michigan State University Diagnostic Center, 4125 Beaumont Road, in Lansing.

The day begins at 8:30 a.m. with a meeting of the Policy Committee on Finance and Administration. The committee will review fiscal year 2014 revenue from last year's restructuring of Michigan's hunting and fishing license options, review outcomes of that restructuring, and discuss revenue projections for fiscal year 2015.

At 10 a.m., the Marketing, Partnership, Youth and Outreach Advisory Committee will host a joint meeting with members of the Michigan Travel Commission. The group will look at Department of Natural Resources customer data, as well as DNR and Pure Michigan priorities and marketing goals, and receive an update from Michigan State University's Sarah Nicholls on the state's tourism strategic plan.

At 1 p.m., the Policy Committee on Wildlife and Fisheries will review elk season results, discuss recommendations from the Water Use Advisory Council, review public comments received and status of bass regulation changes, and discuss falconry and raptor capture regulations.

The Committee of the Whole meets at 3 p.m. to receive DNR Director Keith Creagh's report and a legislative update.

Immediately following the Committee of the Whole, the NRC will hear comments from the public. Those wishing to make public comments before the NRC should contact Cheryl Nelson, executive assistant to the NRC, at 517-284-6237 or [email protected] to register.

Following public comments, Director Creagh is scheduled to announce decisions on the proposed sale of surplus DNR-managed land, proposed wildlife area and state forest land exchanges, and a parks and recreation land acquisition.

For more information about the Natural Resources Commission, including full agendas and meeting minutes, visit www.michigan.gov/nrc.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.

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