Huron-Manistee National Forests - Forest Plan Amendment

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Michigan House and Senate Prepare End Run Around Public Comments

Posted on February 9, 2011 at 1:32 PM

Yesterday the Michigan House Committee on Natural Resources, Toursim, and Recreation reported out House Resolution 0017 which is an attempt to circumvent the public notice and comment process and the authority of the Forest Service "wildlife managers and experts" to have the "final say on how the public land is used".  If passed by the House, the resolution opposing "the possible ban of firearm hunting and snowmobiling in certain areas of the Huron-Manistee National Forest" would be sent to "the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service and the members of the Michigan congressional delegation".  Tomorrow, the Michigan Senate Committee on Outdoor Recreation and Tourism is schedule to take up Senate Resolution 0006, which is substantially the same.


Please write your Michigan Senator and Representative and tell them you oppose these resolutions and their blatant attempt to make a mockery out of the notice and comment process.  Click to find your Michigan Senator or Representative.

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