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MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES CALENDAR
November 21, 2005

GAME AND FISH ORDERS

Technical Amendment to 2006 Spring Wild Turkey Season Dates and License Quotas. Contact: Al Stewart, 517-373-1263. Decision-makers: DNR Director and NRC.

LAND USE ORDERS

FOREST, MINERAL AND FIRE MANAGEMENT DIVISION.

FOR INFORMATION ONLY

For action January 12, 2006. Forest Amendment # 1. Order to Establish a Maximum Speed Limit for Snowmobile Use on a Portion of the Munising to Marquette Rail Trail, Chocolay Township, Marquette County. Contact: Dave Spalding, 517-335-3337.

LAND TRANSACTIONS

WILDLIFE LAND ACQUISITION: Land Transaction Case #20050239, Onsted State Game Area, Lenawee County, Cambridge Township, T05S, R02E, Section 7: All that part of the fractional SW ¼ of Section 7 described as beginning on the North and South ¼ line of Section 7, 300.00 feet N 02º 53' 37" W from the South ¼ corner, thence S 87º 31' 02" W 1,875.76 feet; N 02º 53' 37" W 608.99 feet, N 88º 01' 52" E 522.81 feet, N 01º 42' 44" W 14.00 feet, N 87º 27' 46" E 1,352.70 feet, S 02º 53' 37" E 619.58 feet along the North and South ¼ line of said Section 7 to the point of beginning. Contact: Robert L. Couvreur, 517-373-1240. Decision-maker: DNR Director.

STATE FOREST LAND ACQUISITION: Land Transaction Case #20040042, Cadillac Forest Management Unit, Wexford County, Wexford Township, the SW ¼ of NW ¼ and the W ½ of SW ¼, and the S 1/6 of W 3/4 of SE ¼ of Section 8, T24N, R12W. Contact: Robert L. Couvreur, 517-373-1240. Decision-maker: DNR Director.

STATE FOREST LAND ACQUISITION: Land Transaction Case #20050387, Gwinn Forest Management Unit, Marquette County, Sands Township, T46N, R25W, Section 32: The W ½ of  SW ¼. together with an easement for ingress and egress over and across the E 50 feet of the NW ¼ of NW ¼ of Section 5, T45N, R25W. Contact: Robert L. Couvreur, 517-373-1240. Decision-maker: DNR Director.

PARKS AND RECREATION ACQUISITION: Land Transaction Case #20050371, Wilderness State Park, Emmet County, Wawatam Township, T39N, R04W, Section 30;  The SW ¼ (also described as all of Government Lot 4 and the S ½ of the SW ¼ ). Contact: Robert L. Couvreur, 517-373-1240. Decision-maker:  DNR Director.

STATE FOREST LAND EXCHANGE: Land Transaction Case #20040304, Private Land Offered: Gladwin Forest Management Unit, Midland County, Edenville Township, SW ¼ of NE ¼ of Section 28, T16N, R01W.  40.0 acres. State Land Desired: Gladwin Forest Management Unit, Midland County, Lincoln Township, the NE ¼ of SE ¼ of Section 12, T15N, R01E. 40.0 acres. Contact: Robert L. Couvreur, 517-373-1240.  Decision-maker: DNR Director.

WILDLIFE GIFT OF LAND: Land Transaction Case #20050524, St. Clair Flats Wildlife Area, St. Clair County, Clay Township, Lot 1532 and Lot 1533, Dickinson Island Land Company's Plat. Contact: Robert L. Couvreur, 517-373-1240. Decision-maker: DNR Director.

PARKS AND RECREATION GIFT OF LAND: Land Transaction Case #20040118, Sugarloaf Lake Boating Access Site, Kalamazoo County, Schoolcraft Township. A parcel of land located in the Northwest quarter of Section 5, T04S, R11W, described as follows: Commencing at the West ¼ corner of said Section 5; thence N 02° 11' 27" W 848.13 feet along the West section line of said Section 5 to the intersection with the Northwesterly right-of-way line (100 feet from the centerline) of Shaver Road (formerly U. S. Highway 131); thence continuing along said right-of-way line 1,042.02 feet along a curve to the right (radius 4,811.15 feet, chord bearing N 34° 20' 24" E, chord distance 1,039.99 feet.); thence N 28° 08' 07" E along said Northwesterly right-of-way line to the intersection of said right-of-way line with the shoreline of said parcel for the point of beginning; thence continuing along said shoreline around said parcel to the intersection with said right-of-way line; thence S 28° 08' 07" W along said right-of-way line to the point of beginning. Said parcel is a peninsula of land of 0.05 acre, more or less, measuring 80 feet, more or less, perpendicular from said Northwesterly right-of-way line to the tip of the peninsula. And; a parcel of land located in the Northwest quarter of Section 5, T04S, R11W, described as follows: Commencing at the Northwest corner of said Section 5; thence S 89° 52' 18" E 1,039.25 feet, more or less, along the North section line of said section to a found concrete monument and the intersection with the Northwesterly right-of-way line (100 feet from the centerline) of Shaver Road (formerly U. S. Highway 131); thence S 28° 08' 07" W along said right-of-way line to the intersection with the shoreline of said parcel for the point of beginning; thence continuing along said shoreline around said parcel to the intersection with said right-of-way line; thence N 28° 08' 07" E along said right-of-way line to the point of beginning. Said parcel is a peninsula of land of 0.44 acre, more or less, measuring 116 feet, more or less, perpendicular from said Northwesterly right-of-way line to the tip of the peninsula. 0.445 acre. Contact: Robert L. Couvreur, 517-373-1240. Decision-maker: DNR Director.

SALE OF DEDICATED STATE-OWNED LAND: Land Transaction Case #20030037, Atlanta Forest Management Unit, Montmorency County, Montmorency Township, T32N, R02E, Section 34, described as: Commencing at the east corner common to Gov't Lots 2 and 3 as the point of beginning, thence N 86º 28' W 53.75 feet along line common to Gov't Lots 2 and 3, to a traverse point on the shore of Clear Lake, thence S 81° 10' E 123.63 feet, thence N 9º 25' 21" E 74.81 feet, thence S 83° 56' 30" W 76.58 feet, thence S 5º 15' 40" W 50.25 feet along the E line of Gov't Lot 2 to the point of beginning.  Including an easement for access over the northeasterly 16.5 feet of that parcel described as: Commencing at the east corner common to Gov't Lots 2 and 3 of said Section 34 as the point of beginning, thence N 5º 15' 40" E 50.25 feet along the East line of Gov't Lot 2 to the point of beginning, thence continuing N 5º 15' 40" E 142.91 feet along said line, thence S 25º 09' 37" E 148.15 feet, thence S 83º 56' 30" W 76.58 feet to the point of beginning. Contact: Robert L. Couvreur, 517-373-1240. Decision-maker: DNR Director.

SALE OF DEDICATED STATE-OWNED LAND: Land Transaction Case #20031073, Atlanta Forest Management Unit, Montmorency County, Montmorency Township, T32N, R02E, Section 34, described as: Commencing at the east corner common to Gov't Lots 2 and 3, as the point of beginning, thence N 5º 15' 40" E 50.25 feet along the East line of Gov't Lot 2 to the point of beginning, thence continuing N 5º 15' 40" E 142.91 feet along said line, thence S 25º 09' 37" E 148.15 feet, thence S 83º 56' 30" W 76.58 feet to the point of beginning. Contact: Robert L. Couvreur, 517-373-1240. Decision-maker: DNR Director.

MINERAL AND LAND MANAGEMENT

CHANGE OF CLASSIFICATION OF OIL AND GAS LEASE: Quicksilver Resources, Inc., of Gaylord, Michigan, has applied for a change in lease classification from Nondevelopment to Development with Restrictions for Lease No. N-33990, E ½  NE ¼ SW ¼, Section 13, T29N, R06W, Mancelona Township, Antrim County. Contact: Thomas Wellman, 517 335 3251. Decision-maker: Forest, Mineral and Fire Management Chief.

AMENDMENT TO OIL AND GAS LEASE: Quicksilver Resources Inc., of Gaylord, Michigan, has requested an amendment to state of Michigan Oil and Gas Lease No. N-37933 to provide for a remote well site surface location on state-owned lands located within the NE ¼ NE ¼ SW ¼ of Section 11, T30N, R04W, Hayes Township, Otsego County. Contact: Thomas Wellman, 517-335-3251. Decision-maker: Forest, Mineral and Fire Management Chief.  

AMENDMENT TO OIL AND GAS LEASE: Jordan Development Company, L.L.C., of Traverse City, Michigan, has requested an amendment to state of Michigan Oil and Gas Lease No. N 38215 to provide for a remote well site surface location on state-owned lands located within the NE ¼ NE ¼ SW ¼ of Section 22, T24N, R14W, Springdale Township, Manistee County. Contact: Thomas Wellman, 517-335-3251. Decision-maker:  Forest, Mineral and Fire Management Chief.

AMENDMENT TO OIL AND GAS LEASE: Weitzman Resources, Inc. and Baumann Resources, Inc., both of Traverse City, Michigan, on behalf of O.I.L. Energy Corp., also of Traverse City, Michigan, have requested an amendment to state of Michigan Oil and Gas Lease No. N-37930 to provide for a remote well site surface location and production facilities on state-owned lands located within the SW ¼ NW ¼ NW ¼ of Section 29, T30N, R03W, Bagley Township, Otsego County. Contact: Thomas Wellman, 517-335-3251. Decision-maker: Forest, Mineral and Fire Management Chief.

DIRECT NONMETALLIC (SALT) MINERAL LEASE - NONDEVELOPMENT: Nonmetallic mineral (Salt) lease rights to 12 acres, more or less, of state owned minerals have been requested by Detroit Salt Company, LLC of Detroit, Michigan, located in Private Claim 340, T02S, R11E, city of Detroit, Wayne County. Contact: Thomas Wellman, 517-335-3251. Decision-maker: Forest, Mineral and Fire Management Chief.
 
PUBLIC MEETINGS, OPEN HOUSES, EVENTS, ETC.

NOVEMBER 29
3 p.m.
TRAVERSE CITY FOREST MANAGEMENT UNIT OPEN HOUSE, Traverse City Management Unit, 970 Emerson, Traverse City. Contact: David Lemmien, 231-922-5280, ext. 6840, lemmiend@michigan.gov.

NOVEMBER 30
3 p.m.
KALKASKA UNIT OPEN HOUSE, Kalkaska Field Office, 2089 N. Birch Street, Kalkaska. Contact:  David Lemmien, 231-922-5280 ext. 6840, lemmiend@michigan.gov.

DECEMBER 1
3 p.m.
ROSCOMMON FOREST MANAGEMENT UNIT OPEN HOUSE, Roscommon Field Office, next to Roscommon Operations Service Center, 8717 North Roscommon Road, Roscommon. Contact: Steve Anderson, 989-275-4622 ext. 2740, anderss1@michigan.gov.

3 p.m.
NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION MEETING, Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing.  The meeting begins with the Committee of the Whole at 3 p.m. and continues with Public Appearances beginning at 4:30 p.m. Public appearances may be scheduled by calling Teresa Gloden, Assistant to the NRC, 517-373-2352, glodent@michigan.gov. Following Public Appearances, the NRC will conduct its Regular Meeting. Written comments may be submitted to: Teresa Gloden, Natural Resources Commission, P.O. Box 30028, Lansing, MI 48909.

DECEMBER 5
9 a.m.
SAULT STE. MARIE FOREST MANAGEMENT UNIT COMPARTMENT REVIEW, Village Inn, 250 South State Street, St. Ignace. Contact:  Amy Douglass, 906-477-6048, douglasa@michigan.gov or Pat Hallfrisch, 906-635-5281, hallfrip@michigan.gov.

4 p.m.
ESCANABA FOREST MANAGEMENT UNIT OPEN HOUSE, Menominee County Annex Building, S718 US-41, Stephenson. Contact: Eric W. Thompson, 906-786-2354, thompsoe@michigan.gov.

6-8 p.m.
MICHIGAN NATURAL RESOURCES TRUST FUND BOARD MEETING, SPECIAL EVENING SESSION, Best Western Midway Hotel, 7711 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing. Contact Linda Harlow, Administrative Assistant to the MNRTF, 517-373-9125, harlowl@michigan.gov.

DECEMBER 6
9 a.m.
MICHIGAN NATURAL RESOURCES TRUST FUND BOARD MEETING, Best Western Midway Hotel, 7711 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing. Public appearances may be scheduled by calling Linda Harlow, Administrative Assistant to the MNRTF, 517-373-9125, harlowl@michigan.gov. Written comments may be submitted to: Linda Harlow, Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, P.O. Box 30425, Lansing, MI 48909.

2:30 p.m.
ESCANABA FOREST MANAGEMENT UNIT OPEN HOUSE, Escanaba Management Unit Office, 6833 US-2 and 41 and M-35, Gladstone. Contact: Eric Thompson, 906-786-2354, thompsoe@michigan.gov 

4 p.m.
CADILLAC FOREST MANAGEMENT UNIT OPEN HOUSE, Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center, M-115 adjacent to Mitchell State Park. Contact: Bill Sterrett, 231-775-9727 ext. 6046, sterretw@michigan.gov.

DECEMBER 7
10 a.m.
FOREST STEWARDSHIP ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING, Holiday Inn, Big Rapids. Contact: Debra Huff, 517-335-3355, huffd@michigan.gov.

10 a.m.
BARAGA FOREST MANAGEMENT UNIT COMPARTMENT REVIEW, Ford Forestry Center, Alberta.  Contact: Martin Nelson, 906-353-6651, nelsonmk@Michigan.gov.

1 p.m.
FOREST MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE, Michigan United Conservation Clubs, 2101 Wood Street, Lansing. Contact: Kerry Gray, 517-241-1833, grayk@michigan.gov.

DECEMBER 8
9 a.m.
SNOWMOBILE ADVISORY COMMITTEE, Best Western, M-28 East, Wetmore.  Contact:  Diana Cosper, 517-335-3284,cosperd@michigan.gov.

DECEMBER 13
9 a.m.
TRAVERSE CITY FOREST MANAGEMENT UNIT COMPARTMENT REVIEW, East Bay Township Hall, 1965 3 Mile Road North, Traverse City. Contact: David Lemmien, 231-922-5280, ext. 6840, lemmiend@michigan.gov.

DECEMBER 14
9 a.m.
KALKASKA FOREST MANAGEMENT COMPARTMENT REVIEW, Kalkaska Township Hall, 209 Laurel Street, Kalkaska. Contact: David Lemmien, 231-922-5280 ext 6840, lemmiend@michigan.gov.

DECEMBER 15
9 a.m.
ROSCOMMON FOREST MANAGEMENT UNIT COMPARTMENT REVIEW, Roscommon Operations Service Center, 8717 North Roscommon Road, Roscommon. Contact:  Steve Anderson, 989-275-4622 ext. 2740, anderss1@michigan.gov.

6:30 p.m.
SOUTHWEST MANAGEMENT UNIT DEER GOALS, Grand Valley State University Eberhardt Center, 301 West Fulton, Grand Rapids. Contact: Sara Schaefer, 269-685-6851, schaefsm@michigan.gov.

DECEMBER 16
9:30 a.m.
SHINGLETON FOREST MANAGEMENT UNIT COMPARTMENT REVIEW, Munising Township Hall, E9630 Prospect Street, Wetmore. Contact: Jeff Stampfly, 906-452-6227, stampflj@michigan.gov.

DECEMBER 19
9:30 a.m.
ESCANABA FOREST MANAGEMENT UNIT COMPARTMENT REVIEW, Bay de Noc College, Heirman Center, Escanaba. Contact: Eric Thompson, 906-786-2354, thompsoe@michigan.gov.

DECEMBER 21
9 a.m.
CADILLAC FOREST MANAGEMENT UNIT COMPARTMENT REVIEW, USDA Forest Service Office, 1755 S. Mitchell Street, Cadillac. Contact:  Bill Sterrett, 231-775-9727 ext. 6046, sterretw@michigan.gov.

4 p.m.
NEWBERRY FOREST MANAGEMENT UNIT OPEN HOUSE, McMillan Township Hall, Newberry. Contact:  Jason Tokar, 906-293-3293, tokarj@michigan.gov.

JANUARY 5
6:30 p.m.
SOUTHWEST MANAGEMENT UNIT DEER GOALS, Southwestern Michigan College, Dale A. Lyons Building, 58900 Cherry Grove Road, Dowagiac. Contact: Sara Schaefer, 269-685-6851, schaefsm@michigan.gov.

JANUARY 12
3 p.m.
NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION MEETING, e Holiday Inn, 939 Third Street, Muskegon.  The meeting begins with the Committee of the Whole at 3 p.m. and continues with Public Appearances beginning at 4:30 p.m.  Public appearances may be scheduled by calling Teresa Gloden, Assistant to the NRC, 517-373-2352, glodent@michigan.gov. Following Public Appearances, the NRC will conduct its Regular Meeting. Written comments may be submitted to: Teresa Gloden, Natural Resources Commission, P.O. Box 30028, Lansing, MI 48909.

JANUARY 13
9 a.m. 
NEWBERRY FOREST MANAGEMENT UNIT COMPARTMENT REVIEW, Newberry Correctional Facility Training Center, Newberry. Contact: Jason Tokar, 906-293-3293, tokarj@michigan.gov.

JANUARY 14
1 p.m.
SOUTHWEST MANAGEMENT UNIT DEER GOALS, Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, 701 West Cloverdale Road, Hastings. Contact: Sara Schaefer, 269-685-6851, schaefsm@michigan.gov.

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