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E-M:/ Public Stakeholder Meetings Scheduled for Northern Lower Peninsula Ecosystem Management Plan



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Enviro-Mich message from "Richard Morscheck" <morscher@michigan.gov>
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2005

Contacts: John Pilon 989-732-3541, ext. 5042 or Mary Dettloff 517-335-3014

Public Stakeholder Meetings Scheduled for Northern Lower Peninsula Ecosystem Management Plan

The Department of Natural Resources will host meetings to gather public input on ecosystem management planning for the northern Lower Peninsula.

The meetings will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the following locations:

*  Oct. 24, Best Western Hotel, 833 W. Main St, Gaylord
*  Oct. 25, McGuires Resort, Mackinac Trail, Cadillac
*  Oct. 27, Forwards Conference Center, 2980 Cook Rd, West Branch

These meetings are an opportunity for the public to provide input on what is valued from the state forest. The public's values will be incorporated into the DNR's holistic ecosystem management strategy which involves physical, biological and ecological principles, along with economic and social factors.

For more information on ecosystem management, please visit this Web site: www.michigan.gov/ecosystems.

The DNR is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural resources for current and future generations.

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