State land ownership meeting in Dowagiac

Published 7:10 pm Thursday, March 17, 2005

By Staff
DOWAGIAC - Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials today announced a March 29 meeting in Dowagiac to discuss and receive public comment on state property in Cass County.
The March 29 meeting, from 6-8 p.m. at the Southwestern Michigan College, Room 141 Lyons Building, 58900 Cherry Grove Road, is an opportunity for interested residents to review the department's preliminary recommendations and offer public input.
Last year, the DNR identified new boundaries for state parks, forests and game areas as part of its effort to best manage state land holdings. The second of three phases in the DNR's land ownership strategy reviews state-owned, DNR-administered lands located outside the boundaries and evaluates their contribution to the DNR's natural resource management goals.
The DNR Land Exchange Review Committee will incorporate public comments into its final recommendations to the DNR Director, expected in April.
For more information, visit the DNR Web site at, or call Paul Yauk at (517) 335-4824.