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Agency: Natural Resources
 


Public invited to comment on Wildlife areas

September 5, 2003

State Wildlife officials today announced additional public meetings in southern Lower Michigan to discuss master plans for several wildlife management areas.

Master plans articulate the strategic direction for management on lands administered by the DNR Wildlife Division. These lands were purchased and dedicated specifically for wildlife restoration and wildlife-related recreation. Multiple use of these areas is encouraged, provided it does not interfere with the primary purpose of restoring wildlife habitats and wildlife populations.

The stateís game and wildlife areas were purchased and are managed using federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (Pittman-Robertson) funds, money generated from federal excise taxes on firearms and ammunition. Those funds are matched with state hunter license fees. Hunter license fees and PR funds are the only funding source for management and maintenance of state game and wildlife area lands.

In addition, some of these lands were acquired using the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. As part of this planning process, the DNR is soliciting public input through a series of open house meetings. The meeting is an excellent opportunity for the public to learn more about Michiganís state game and wildlife areas and provide comment on area plans. Staff will be available to informally meet with the public to answer questions and accept input.

The DNR will accept written public comments on master plans for 30 days following the open house. Below is a list of open house dates and contact information.

Sept. 9, 3-6 p.m. Open house to discuss the Lowell State Game Area Strategic Plan at the Flat River SGA Field Office, 6650 Long Lake Road, Belding. Contact: John Niewoonder, 616-794-2658.

Sept. 10, 3-6 p.m. Open house to discuss the Chelsea State Game Area Strategic Plan at the Waterloo Wildlife Field Office, 13578 Seymour Road, Grass Lake. Contact: Kristie Sitar, 517-522-4097.

Sept. 11, 3-6 p.m. Open house to discuss the Onstead State Game Area Strategic Plan at the Onstead Township Hall, 302 Conner Street, Onstead. Contact: Kristie Sitar, 517-522-4097.

Sept. 16. 3-6 p.m. Open house to discuss the Stanton State Game Area Strategic Plan at the USDA Service Center, 77 S. State Road, Stanton. Contact: John Niewoonder, 616-794-2658.

 

 

 

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