Michigan Wildlife Council to meet March 9 in East Lansing
The Department of Natural Resources today announced that the Michigan Wildlife Council (MWC) will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, March 9 , at Green Stone Farm Credit Services, 3515 West Road, East Lansing.
Agenda items include:
Joint Evaluation Committee update
– RFP process and timeline
Process and timeline for vendor meetings and interactions
Review operational plan
Annual report to the Legislature
Public comment period
Meeting schedule for 2015
Persons wishing to address the council during the public comment portion of the meeting may register with Wendy Ledesma, assistant to the Michigan Wildlife Council, by calling 517-284-6056 or emailing [email protected]. Each individual will be limited to three minutes. Registration also will be available during the meeting.
The Michigan Wildlife Council is a nine-member public body established by Public Act 246 of 2013. Members are appointed by the governor and subject to the advice and consent of the Senate. Created by the Legislature to oversee the expenditures of the Michigan Wildlife Management Public Education Fund, the council will work to promote the essential role that sportsmen and sportswomen play in furthering wildlife conservation and to provide education about hunting, fishing and taking of game.
The following from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
Weekly Fishing Tip: Fish for FREE this weekend!
Just a reminder this Saturday and Sunday brings the 2015 Winter Free Fishing Weekend to Michigan!
On those two days all fishing license fees will be waived. Residents and out-of-state visitors will be able to enjoy fishing on both inland and waters of the Great Lakes for all species of fish during their respective open seasons. Please note all other regulations still apply during that time.
There are plenty of ways to take advantage of the upcoming Free Fishing Weekend – whether that means heading out to your favorite fishing hole or taking your family to an organized event. Events are being held throughout Michigan, including in the counties of Arenac, Baraga, Bay, Chippewa, Emmet, Gogebic, Huron, Ingham, Iosco, Mackinac, Muskegon, Oakland, Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon, St. Clair, Van Buren, Washtenaw and Wexford.
Please note all events are subject to local weather conditions.
More information on the events mentioned above and on this weekend’s unique opportunity to fish for free can be found at michigan.gov/freefishing. Continue reading Michigan Weekly Fishing Report February 13, 2013→
The following from the Michigan Department Of Natural Resources.
DNR releases update on health of Michigan’s forest land
Michigan’s approximately 20 million acres of forest land play a key role in the state’s recreation, forest products and other important industries, and the health of those forests is essential to sustaining this vital resource for many generations. The Department of Natural Resources has released its 2014 Forest Health Highlights report, an overview of Michigan’s forests, the insects and diseases that have threatened them over the past year, and details about what DNR staff is doing to improve forest resources. Continue reading The State Of The State Of Michigan Forests→
The Michigan DNR along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service announced a partnership to provide training for forestry and wildlife Biologists who work with private forest landowners.
If you own private land and want to enhance deer habitat, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources may have grant money to help you do it. All grant money is taken out of licence fee’s. You have till February 27th to apply.
With spring turkey hunting just around the corner, get yourself ready by purchasing a wild turkey cooperator patch and applying for a spring turkey hunting license. Also, congratulations to Phoebe Talaga of Lake Orion High School who designed the 2015 turkey patch.
Remember, the last day for purchasing spring turkey hunting applications is Sunday, Feb. 1.