Michigan DNR in Search of UP Citizens’ Advisory Council Members

November 22, 2022 By: Amber Kornak

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is requesting applications for open volunteer positions on the Eastern and Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Councils.

The councils are designed to advise the DNR on regional programs and policies, identify which areas in which the department can be more effective and responsive, and offer insight and guidance from members’ own experiences and from the public.

The DNR is looking to recruit members from a wide spectrum of natural resource and recreation interests. The Eastern Upper Peninsula Advisory Council draws its membership from Alger, Schoolcraft, Luce, Mackinac and Chippewa counties. The council’s western U.P. counterpart represents Marquette, Delta, Dickinson, Menominee, Baraga, Iron, Gogebic, Ontonagon, Houghton and Keweenaw. 

The deadline to apply is December 15th, 2022. Application forms and more information about the councils are available online or by calling the DNR’s Marquette Customer Service Center at 906-226-1331.

Completed applications may be faxed to 906-228-9441, emailed to dahlstromk@michigan.gov, or mailed to Michigan DNR, Attn: CAC, 1990 U.S. 41 South, Marquette, MI 49855.

About Amber Kornak:

Amber Kornak is a Policy Intern with the National Deer Association. She received her bachelor's degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Science from Oregon State University. She has 8 years of wildlife experience working with big game animals such as bears, deer and elk. Amber is an outdoor enthusiast currently residing in Northwest Montana.