October 2005 News
Deadline for public comment on DNR Draft ORV Plan extended to Oct. 12
LANSING -- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has extended the deadline for public comment on their Draft Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Plan to Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005. Comments must be emailed or postmarked by this date.
On Aug. 11, 2005, State recreation officials announced that the Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Trails Advisory Board had released a draft plan for comprehensive management of ORV use in Michigan and that the public was invited to review and comment on the plan. The plan provides strategic direction for the management of ORV use on public lands administered by the Department of Natural Resources.
Public review and comment are integral parts of the planning process, said DNR Director Rebecca Humphries. These public comments will be incorporated into the final plan.
The draft plan provides a legislative and planning history of Michigan's ORV program and provides recommendations to guide future management. It integrates ORV management with the DNR's core mission to conserve, protect and provide for public use and enjoyment of Michigan's natural resources, for current and future generations.
For more information visit the DNR Web site page on this
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on the extension of the deadline.
On this same page a link is available for viewing a summary of the Draft ORV Plan Power Point Presentation, which provides an overview of legislative and planning history of Michigan's ORV program and provides recommendations for future management. This presentation was made to the ORV Advisory Board at their August 10, 2005 meeting.
The full text of the DNR Draft ORV Plan can also be accessed through a link from
this page: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10365_15070-124024--,00.html.
A limited number of hard copies are available by contacting Diana Cosper by phone at 517-335-3284 or via email at
Written comments should be emailed to DNR-ORVPlanComments@michigan.gov, or citizens can mail written comments to DNR-Forest, Mineral and Fire Management, Attn: Steve Kubisiak, P.O. Box 30452, Lansing, MI 48909-7952. Comments must be
postmarked no later than midnight on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005.
The DNR is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural resources for current and future generations.
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