Natural Resources Commission to meet Thursday in Lansing

Agenda includes updates on wolf and deer management plans, marketing research trends.
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Press Release

May 5, 2015

Contact: Ed Golder, 517-284-5815

Natural Resources Commission to meet Thursday in Lansing

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting Thursday, May 7, at the Michigan State University Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health, 4125 Beaumont Road in Lansing.

The day begins with a 10 a.m. meeting of the Marketing, Partnership, Youth and Outreach Committee, which will review the Department of Natural Resources’ marketing approach, present consumer trends and research, and show how these components shape parks and recreation promotions. 

At 1 p.m., the Policy Committee on Wildlife and Fisheries will receive reports on proposed U.P. deer harvest regulations and the deer management plan update; a pilot study on the deer management assistance program; the wolf management plan update; and the DNR Wildlife Division’s Guiding Principles and Strategies. The committee also will receive an update on the status of cormorants and bats.

The Committee of the Whole meets at 3 p.m. to receive DNR Director Keith Creagh’s report, along with a legislative update. Topics include updates on parks and trails, the Michigan Wildlife Council and the state’s public land strategy. Additional reports will cover the Trout Trails initiative, the State Game Area Blue Ribbon Advisory Group and the DNR’s progress on scorecard goals.  

At 4 p.m., the city of Cadillac will receive a Partners in Conservation Award for collaborative work including its maintenance of a section of the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail Linear State Park. Immediately following the presentation, the NRC will receive public comments. Those wishing to make public comments before the NRC should contact Cheryl Nelson, executive assistant to the NRC, at 517-284-6237 or to register. 

Following public comments, the commission is expected to set small-game and upland-bird hunting regulations, as well as bear-damage shooting permit regulations. 

Director Creagh is scheduled to consider orders on state-licensed commercial fishing and three land acquisitions.

For more information about the Natural Resources Commission, including full agendas and meeting minutes, visit 

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to