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December 28, 2009

Game and Fish Orders

Resident Canada Goose Management. Contact: Barb Avers, 517-373-1263. Decision-makers: NRC and DNR Director.

Tracking Legally Shot Game Animals. Contact: Mike Bailey, 517-373-1263. Decision-makers: NRC and DNR Director.

Hunt Drawing Success Notifications and Turkey License Technical Amendment. Contact: Lisa Jackson, 517-373-1263. Decision-makers: NRC and DNR Director.

For all Fish Orders, contact: Christian LeSage, 517-373-1280.

For Action:

Statewide Trout, Salmon, Whitefish and Lake Herring Regulations (FO-200). Decision-maker: DNR Director.

Sturgeon Regulations - Statewide (FO-240). Decision-maker: DNR Director.

Land Use Orders of the Director

Parks and Recreation

Order to Regulate Fees Charged to Enter Michigan State Parks and Recreation Areas. Contact: Ron Olson, 517-284-6135. Decision-maker: DNR Director.

Land Transactions

STATE FOREST TRAIL - GIFT OF LAND: Land Transaction Case #20080192, Ionia to Lowell Railroad Corridor Phase II. Ionia and Kent Counties. Berlin and Lowell Townships, (1) Ionia County, Berlin Township, T061N, R07W, Section 32; (2) Kent County, Lowell Township, T06N, R08W, Section 12. 87.59 acres, more or less. Contact: Ed Meadows, 517-373-1240. Decision-maker: DNR Director.

WILDLIFE LAND ACQUISITION AND STATE FOREST BOUNDARY MODIFICATION: Land Transaction Case #20080213, Sault Ste. Marie Management Unit, Chippewa County, Bruce Township, T46N, R02E, Section 30: Government Lot 2; Government Lot 3; SE ¼ of SW ¼; SW ¼ of NW ¼. 169.75 acres, more or less. Contact: Ed Meadows, 517-373-1240. Decision-maker: DNR Director.

WILDLIFE LAND ACQUISITION: Land Transaction Cases #20090074, and 20090075, Crystal Falls Management Unit. (Tract 1) Iron County, Hematite Township, T45N, R34W, Section 30: SW ¼ of NE ¼ and W ½ of SE ¼, plus easement for ingress and egress for department management purposes only, over T45N, R34W, Section 31: NW ¼ of NE ¼ and N ½ of NW ¼. 120.0 acres, more or less. (Tract 2) Iron County, Hematite Township, T45N, R34W, Section 30: NE ¼ of NE ¼. 40.0 acres, more or less. Contact: Ed Meadows, 517-373-1240. Decision-maker: DNR Director.

STATE FOREST LAND ACQUISITION: Land Transaction Case #20090176, Atlanta Management Unit, Montmorency County, Montmorency Township, T32N, R03E, Section 17: the SW ¼ of the SW ¼; AND Section 20: the N ½ of the NW ¼; AND a parcel of land commencing 165 feet South of the NW corner of the SW ¼ of the NE ¼ of said Section 20, as a point of beginning; thence South 33 feet; thence East 62 feet; thence North 33 feet; thence West 62 feet to the point of beginning. 120.05 acres of forested land, more or less. Contact: Ed Meadows, 517-373-1240. Decision-maker: DNR Director.

PARKS AND RECREATION LAND ACQUISITION: Land Transaction Case #20050400, Waterloo Recreation Area, Jackson and Washtenaw Counties, Waterloo Township, T02S, R02E, Land in the E ½ of the SE ¼ of Section 1 and in the E ½ of Section 12, AND: Washtenaw County, Sylvan Township, T02S, R03E, part of the fractional SW ¼ of Section 6. 324.0 acres, more or less. Contact: Ed Meadows, 517-373-1240. Decision-maker: DNR Director.

SALE OF EASEMENT OVER STATE-OWNED LAND: Land Transaction Case #20080305, 20-foot-wide by 347-foot-long easement, Atlanta Management Unit, Montmorency County, Hillman Township: A 20-foot, ingress-egress easement being 10 feet on both sides of a centerline described as, commencing at the center of Section 7, T31N-R04E, Hillman Township, Montmorency County, thence South 225 feet to the center of a 10-foot-wide utility easement and the point of beginning, with the centerline being contained in an existing trail and described as; thence N 62° E 85 feet; thence N 44° E 72 feet; thence N 87° E 190 feet to the southerly right-of-way of County Road 624 and the point of ending of easement. Contact: Ed Meadows, 517-373-1240. Decision-maker: DNR Director.

Mineral and Land Management

UPDATED UNDERGROUND NATURAL GAS STORAGE LEASE AND LEASING PROCEDURES: Updated underground natural gas storage lease and leasing procedures for state-owned lands. Contact: Thomas Wellman, Manager, 517 335 3251. Decision-maker: DNR Director.

UPDATED NONMETALLIC MINERAL LEASING PROCEDURES AND NONMETALLIC MINERAL SALT LEASE: Updated nonmetallic mineral leasing procedures and nonmetallic mineral salt lease for state-owned lands. Contact: Thomas Wellman, Section Manager, 517-335-3251. Decision-maker: DNR Director.

ONE DIRECT NONMETALLIC SAND AND GRAVEL MINERAL LEASE - DEVELOPMENT: Nonmetallic sand and gravel lease rights, located in Sections 1 and 12, T02S, R02E, Waterloo Township, Jackson County, 72.44 acres, more or less, have been requested by Aggregate Industries of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Contact: Thomas Wellman, Manager, 517-335-3251. Decision-maker: DNR Director.

SALE OF MINERAL AND ALLIED RIGHTS (MPA 908): Conveyance of state-owned ingress and egress to watercourses and mineral rights E1/4 NE1/4 NW1/4, Section 23, T27N, R02E, Elmer Township, Oscoda County, 10.00 acres, more or less, have been requested by Charles Varner Jr., of Mio, Michigan, on behalf of Henry L. and Deborah K. Cordell, of Frankfort, Michigan. The applicant has paid the appropriate fee ($300.00) for the proposed deed. A Department of Natural Resource geologist determined the mineral rights are valued at $31.25 per acre and payment of $312.50 has been received accordingly. Contact: Thomas Wellman, 517-335-3251. Decision-maker: Forest, Mineral and Fire Management Chief.

SALE OF MINERAL AND ALLIED RIGHTS (MPA 910): Conveyance of state-owned ingress and egress to watercourses, aboriginal antiquities and mineral rights to Block 393, Lot 7, original Plat of the city of Muskegon, Muskegon County, have been requested by Emily A. Green, of Rhoades McKee, P.C., of Grand Rapids, Michigan, on behalf of Wells Fargo Bank National Association, as Trustee for First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust 2004-FFH3, of Fort Worth, Texas. The applicant has paid the appropriate fee ($300.00) for the proposed deed. Contact: Thomas Wellman, 517-335-3251. Decision-maker: Forest, Mineral and Fire Management Chief.

Public Meetings, Open Houses, Events, Etc.

January 7
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.

January 11
6-8:30 p.m. EST
WESTERN UPPER PENINSULA CITIZEN ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING
, Rogge Room, Ford Center, 21030 US-41, Alberta. Contact: Stacy Welling, 906-228-6561.

January 13
6-9 p.m.
EASTERN UPPER PENINSULA CITIZEN ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING
, Luce- Mackinac-Alger-Schoolcraft (LMAS) District Health Department, 14150 Hamilton Lake Road, Newberry. Contact: Stacy Welling, 906-228-6561.

6-8 p.m.
PUBLIC INVITED TO DISCUSS ELK ISSUES
, Northland Sportsmen's Club, 1592 Old Alba Rd., Gaylord. Contact: Brian Mastenbrook
989-732-3541.

January 14
6:30-8:30 p.m.
PUBLIC MEETING SEEKING INPUT ON HABITAT MANAGEMENT FOR WILDLIFE
, Mt. Pleasant Comfort Inn & Suites, 2424 South Mission St., Mt. Pleasant. Contact: Kerry Fitzpatrick, 517-373-1263.

January 15
6:30 p.m.
PIGEON RIVER COUNTRY ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING
, Pigeon River Country Headquarters, 9966 Twin Lakes Rd, Vanderbilt. Contact: Scott Whitcomb, 989-983-4101, WhitcombS@michigan.gov.

January 20
6-8 p.m.
PUBLIC INVITED TO DISCUSS ELK ISSUES
, Atlanta VFW Post 9489 11761 Pettenger Rd., Atlanta. Contact: Brian Mastenbrook
989-732-3541.

January 26
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
LAKE HURON CITIZENS FISHERIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
, Doherty Hotel, 604 McEwan Street, Clare. Contact: Steve Hewett, 517-373-2842.

No pending decision listed in the DNR Calendar will be made until seven days after the initial calendar publication date. The DNR Calendar is available on the Internet at www.michigan.gov/dnr.