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E-M:/ DNR Open House on Keweenaw Land Exchange



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Enviro-Mich message from anne.woiwode@sfsierra.sierraclub.org
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 Enviro-Mich:
     
 On MONDAY April 10, 7 p.m. at Suomi College in Hancock, the Michigan DNR 
 will hold an open house to get public input on the proposal to exchange 
 land owned by the Lake Superior Land company (a subsidiary of Champion 
 Paper Company) at the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula with State Forest land 
 in the Copper Country State Forest in the area of the Otter River, on the 
 border of Houghton and Ontonagon Counties.
     
 The DNR says the meeting is to get info from public about this exchange to 
 be used by an internal DNR committee which is currently reviewing the 
 proposal for a land exchange.  The committee is expected to release its 
 report at the end of April.  The open house will open with a presentation 
 about the lands, including slides about the DNR lands. There will also be 
 an overview of the process the DNR uses for considering and processing an 
 application for land exchanges.  Then, the public will be invited to talk 
 one on one with DNR staff stationed at tables around the room.  The 
 comments will be gathered and the committee will consider the input.
     
 I also understand Lake Superior Land Company will have a table at the open 
 house as well, although they will NOT be making a presentation. 
     
 For more information about the event, you can contact the Michigan DNR -- 
 I spoke to the Marquette Office at 906-228-6561.
     
 Anne Woiwode
     
     


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