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MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES CALENDAR
March 1, 2006

LAND TRANSACTIONS

CONSERVATION EASEMENT ACQUISITION: Land Transaction Case #20050282, Conservation Easement and public access on 2,514 acres, Gaylord Forest Management Unit, Waverly and Koehler Townships, Cheboygan County. Multiple descriptions in Cheboygan County. Contact: Robert L. Couvreur, 517-373-1240. Decision-maker: DNR Director.

STATE FOREST LAND ACQUISITION: Land Transaction Case #20050334, 80.0 acres, Cadillac Forest Management Unit, Greenwood Township, Wexford County. The SE ¼ of NW ¼ and the NE ¼ of SW ¼ of Section 8, T24N, R10W. Contact: Robert L. Couvreur, 517-373-1240. Decision-maker: DNR Director.

FISHERIES LAND ACQUISITION: Land Transaction Case #20050388, 1.0 acre, Gaylord Forest Management Unit, Tuscarora Township, Cheboygan County. T35N, R03W, Section 25: Commencing at the SE corner of Lot 2, Ray Billmeyer's Sturgeon River Subdivision, thence S 03º 05' 30" W 75 feet more or less to the South bank of the Sturgeon River for the point of beginning, thence S 03º 05' 30" W 200 feet, thence N 87º 53' 30" W to North and South 1/8th line of NE ¼ of Section 25, thence N 01º 36' 10" E along said 1/8th line to South bank of Sturgeon River, thence Easterly along water's edge 240 feet more or less to the point of beginning. Contact: Robert L. Couvreur, 517-373-1240. Decision-maker: DNR Director.

GIFT OF EASEMENT AND BOUNDARY DEDICATION:  Land Transaction Case #20060015, a nonexclusive 20-foot-wide easement for a recreational trail, Gaylord Forest Management Unit, McKinley Township, Emmet County. Commencing at the South line of Washington Street and being 20 feet in width running parallel and adjacent to the West line of the US-31 right-of-way, Southerly across the NE ¼ SW ¼, and the SE ¼ SW ¼ and terminating at the North line of Main Street, Section 34, T37N, R04W. Contact:  Robert L. Couvreur, 517-373-1240.  Decision-maker:  DNR Director.

STATE FOREST LAND EXCHANGE AND BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT: Land Transaction #20030021,  Private Land Offered: 10.9 acres, Shingleton Forest Management Unit and Cusino Wildlife Research Area, Munising Township, Alger County. T46N, R17W, Section 31; described as: a parcel of land commencing at the SE ¼ corner of the NE ¼ of the NE ¼ of Section 31, and the point of beginning, thence North 360 feet along the East section line of Section 31, thence West 1,320 feet, thence South 360 feet along the West line of said NE ¼ of NE ¼, thence 1,320 feet East along the South line of said NE ¼ of NE ¼ to the point of beginning. State Land Desired: 14.39 acres, more or less, Shingleton Forest Management Unit and Cusino Wildlife Research Area, Munising Township, Alger County. T46N, R17W, Section 31; described as: a parcel of land in the N ½ of Section 31 commencing at the N ¼ corner of said Section, thence N 89º 41' 21" E along the North line of said Section, a distance of 1,319.32 feet to the North - Northeast Sixteenth corner, thence S 00º 22' 05" E along the East Sixteenth line 329.45 feet to point of beginning, thence continuing S 00º 22' 05" E 660.28 feet, S 89º 40' 39" W 151.25 feet, N 00º 22' 05" W 590.00 feet, S 89º 40' 39" W 1,830.00 feet, N 00º 19' 23" W 378.37 feet to the South right-of-way line of the Soo Line Railroad, thence S 89º 54' 01" E along the South right-of-way line of the Soo Line Railroad 661.63 feet to the N/S ¼ line of said Section 31, thence S 00º 20' 08" E along said N/S ¼ line 101.50 feet to the South right-of-way line of the former Manistique and Lake Superior Railroad, thence S 89º 51' 26" E along the South right-of-way line 990.00 feet, S 00º 20' 08" E 191.00 feet, S 89º 51' 26" E 329.55 feet to the point of beginning. Contact:  Robert L. Couvreur, 517-373-1240. Decision-maker: DNR Director.

STATE FOREST LAND EXCHANGE AND BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT: Land Transaction #20050232,  Private Land Offered: 80.0 acres, more or less, Crystal Falls Forest Management Unit, Sagola Township, Dickinson County. The N ½ of the NW ¼ of Section 19, T43N, R30W. State Land Desired: 67.0 acres, more or less, Crystal Falls Forest Management Unit, Crystal Falls Township, Iron County. The W ½ of the NE ¼ of Section 17, T44N, R32W, except for the Southerly 860' of the Easterly 660' of the described land, containing. Contact: Robert L. Couvreur, 517-373-1240. Decision-maker: DNR Director.

PARKS AND RECREATION LAND EXCHANGE AND BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT: Land Transaction Case #20020200, Private Land Offered: 65.46 acres, Waterloo Recreation Area, Waterloo Township, Jackson County. T02S, R02E, a 53.16-acre parcel is offered in Section 12, and a 12.30-acre parcel is offered in Section 11. State Land Rights Desired: 7.45 acres, Temporary excavation rights to surface aggregate minerals lying above the contours defined in the Restoration and Grading Plan and lying within parcels A through D. Contact: Robert L. Couvreur, 517-373-1240. Decision-maker: DNR Director.

TRAIL RIGHTS EXCHANGE: Land Transaction Case #20050547, Land Offered: 1,303 linear feet, 0.48 acre, Lakelands Trail State Park and Polly Ann Trail, Hamburg Township, Baraga County. That part of MDOT Railroad, formerly Ann Arbor Railroad, lying between a line 33.00 feet Southerly of (as measured at right angles and parallel to) the existing centerline of said Railroad and the existing Southerly right-of-way line of said Railroad, all of which lies between the centerline of Girard Road and station 3281+00 of the existing Railroad centerline in Sections 21 and 22, T01N, R05E. Easement Desired: 5,679.19 linear feet, Oxford Township, Oakland County. Easement for railroad purposes and public utility purposes only, across the surface of a strip of land, more particularly described as follows: A strip of land 50 feet wide, the centerline of which is described as follows: Commencing at the South ¼ corner of said Section 24; thence South 89º 16' 26" West, 2,737.19 feet to the Southwest corner of said Section 24; thence due North, 622.11 feet, to the centerline of the mainline track, said point being Railroad Station 03+41.5; thence South 85° 26' 00" West, 1,151.62 feet along the centerline of the mainline track to the point of beginning, point of beginning being Railroad Station 791+89.9, thence North 85° 26' 00" East, 5,679.19 feet along the centerline of the mainline track to the point of ending, point of ending being Railroad Station 848+69.1 in the South ½ of Sections 23 and 24, T05N, R10E. Contact: Robert L. Couvreur, 517-373-1240. Decision-maker: DNR Director.

LEASE OF STATE-OWNED LAND: Land Transaction #20050349, Kal-Haven Trail State Park, Van Buren and Kalamazoo Counties. Kal-Haven Sesquicentennial Trail State Park from the city of South Haven to its intersection with US-131 in the city of Kalamazoo, as detailed within the lease document. Also, the Van Buren Trail State Park from the city of South Haven to the city of Hartford, as detailed within the lease document. Contact: Robert L. Couvreur, 517-373-1240. Decision-maker: DNR Director.

TRANSFER OF JURISDICTION AND PROJECT DEDICATION: Smallwood Lake Parcel, Jerome Township, Gladwin County. Jurisdictional transfer of 33 acres from Gladwin Forest Management Unit to Parks and Recreation. That part of the NE ¼ of the SE ¼, Section 33, T19N, R01E, Jerome Township, Midland County, above contour #702 EXCEPT that part lying W'ly of the Tittabawassee River and above contour lines at elevation 702 feet above sea level as established by bench mark at Sanford, containing 33.45 acres. Contact: Robert L. Couvreur, 517-373-1240. Decision-maker: DNR Director.

PROPOSED BOUNDARY DEDICATION: Saline Fisheries Research Station, Washtenaw County. Contact:  Robert L. Couvreur, 517-373-1240. Decision-maker: DNR Director.

SALE OF DEDICATED STATE-OWNED LAND: Land Transaction Case #20050246, 0.16 acre, Quanicassee River Project Area, Wisner Township, Tuscola County. T14N, R07E; Section 29; Described as: Lot 23 of HHH&C Subdivision. Contact: Robert L. Couvreur, 517-373-1240. Decision-maker: DNR Director.

CONVEYANCE OF STATE-OWNED LAND FOR PUBLIC USE: Land Transaction Case #20050181, Gaylord Forest Management Unit, Village of Pellston, Emmet County. Plat of Bogardus' Second Addition to Pellston, Outlots 1 and 3, Section 34, T37N, R04W.  (0.62 acre). Map (original Plat) of Bogardus' Addition to Pellston, Block E, Section 34, T37N, R04W. (0.20 acre). Plat of Pellston, Entire Block A, Section 34, T37N, R04W. (0.09 acre). Contact: Robert L. Couvreur, 517-373-1240. Decision-maker: DNR Director.

MINERAL AND LAND MANAGEMENT

SALE OF MINERAL AND ALLIED RIGHTS: Conveyance of state-owned ingress and egress to watercourses, aboriginal antiquities, and mineral rights to lots in Ley's Subdivision, Dickinson and White's Subdivision, Huntley's Electric Railway Subdivision and Huntley's Twelfth St. Electric Subdivision, all located in the city of Detroit, Wayne County, have been requested by the surface owner, Northwest Unity Homes, Limited Dividend Housing Association Limited Partnership. Contact: Thomas Wellman, 517-335-3251. Decision-maker: Forest, Mineral and Fire Management Chief.

SALE OF MINERAL AND ALLIED RIGHTS: Conveyance of state-owned ingress and egress to watercourses, aboriginal antiquities, and mineral rights to lots in the Original Plat of the village of Jacksonburgh (now city of Jackson), Assessor's South Plat, and an addition to the Western part of Jacksonburgh known as Ford's Western Addition, all located in the city of Jackson, Jackson County, have been requested by the surface owner, Partnership Park I, Limited Dividend Housing Association Limited Partnership. Contact: Thomas Wellman, 517-335-3251. Decision-maker: Forest, Mineral and Fire Management Chief.

SALE OF MINERAL AND ALLIED RIGHTS: Conveyance of state-owned mineral rights lying within the NE ¼ of the SE ¼; Section 20, T34N, R02W, Ellis Township, Cheboygan County, have been requested by the surface owners, Shannon and Denise Harig. Contact: Thomas Wellman, 517-335-3251. Decision-maker:  Forest, Mineral and Fire Management Chief.


PUBLIC MEETINGS, OPEN HOUSES, EVENTS, ETC. 

MARCH 8
1-4 p.m.
FOREST MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING, Michigan United Conservation Clubs, 2101 Wood St., Lansing. Contact: Kerry Gray, 517-241-1833, grayk@michigan.gov.

MARCH 8
2-5 p.m.
MICHIGAN FOREST FINANCE AUTHORITY MEETING, Stevens T. Mason Bldg, 6th Floor, East Conference Room, 530 W. Allegan, Lansing. Contact: Ronald Murray, 517-335-3353, murrayr@michigan.gov.

MARCH 9
3 p.m.
NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION MEETING, Alpena Holiday Inn, 1000 US-23 North, Alpena. 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.

MARCH 17
6:30 p.m.
PIGEON RIVER COUNTRY ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING, DNR Pigeon River Country Headquarters, 9966 Twin Lakes Road, Vanderbilt. Contact: Joe Jarecki, 989-983-4101, jareckij@michigan.gov.

MARCH 29
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
MICHIGAN URBAN AND COMMUNITY FORESTRY COUNCIL MEETING, Michigan United Conservation Clubs, 2101 Wood St., Lansing. Contact: Kevin Sayers, 517-241-4632, sayersk@michigan.gov.

APRIL 6
3 p.m.
NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION MEETING, Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan, 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.

APRIL 18
10:30 a.m.
SNOWMOBILE ADVISORY COMMITTEE, BJ's Restaurant and Catering, 990 North Center Street, Gaylord.  Contact: Diana Cosper, 517-335-3284, cosperd@michigan.gov.

APRIL 19
9 a.m.
MICHIGAN NATURAL RESOURCES TRUST FUND BOARD MEETING, Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 3600 Dunckel Drive, 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.

APRIL 27
10 a.m.
CITIZENS COMMITTEE FOR MICHIGAN STATE PARKS, Saginaw Bay Visitor Center, Bay City State Recreation Area, 3582 State Park Drive, Bay City. Contact: Sandy Simpson, 517-335-4827.

MAY 10
6:30 p.m.
OFF-ROAD VEHICLE ADVISORY BOARD, Holiday Inn, Lansing-West, 7501 West Saginaw, Lansing.  Contact: Diana Cosper, 517-335-3284, cosperd@michigan.gov.

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