Subject: Public comment sought on Karner blue butterfly plan
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 02 FEB 04
Contact: John Lerg, 269-685-6851
Public comment sought on Karner blue butterfly plan
Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials today announced they are seeking public comment to help develop a Habitat Conservation Plan for the federally-endangered Karner blue butterfly.
Karner blue butterfly lives in oak savanna habitats in west
In seeking public comment, the DNR is particularly interested in identifying issues, concerns, and opportunities associated with development of a statewide Karner Blue Butterfly Habitat Conservation Plan. The DNR would like to also identify any other associated environmental factors and effects on the environment as a result of implementing the Plan.
The DNR will host two public meetings in addition to accepting written comments. These meetings will consist of a short presentation followed by an opportunity for questions and input on the Plan. Additional information on the butterfly and the planning process, as well as opportunities for comments, can be found on the web at http://karnerblue.org. Comments received by April 1 will be used to craft management alternatives that will be considered in the planning process.
public meetings will be held in Newaygo and Allegan. The Newaygo meeting will
be on Feb. 10 from 7-9
p.m. at the Brooks Township
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