Public Comment on Michigan's Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan

The State of Michigan is seeking public comment on a draft of the updated State Management Plan for Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). This comprehensive plan outlines new actions for implementation as well as maintaining and enhancing existing efforts to prevent the introduction of new AIS, prevent the spread of AIS, detect and respond to new invaders, and reduce the harmful effects of AIS in Michigan waters. The Plan and its implementation will be most effective with input from anyone with a vested interest and/or concern for AIS issues within the State of Michigan including other government agencies, tribal entities, environmental organizations, affected industry, riparian land owners, anglers, boaters, resource managers, researchers, and others.

After reviewing the document, written comments can be submitted by email to lesages@michigan.gov or by post mail to:
Sarah LeSage
P.O. Box 30458
Lansing, MI 48909-7958
 
Written comments must be submitted by May 1, 2012

Public meeting dates, agenda and AIS plan 
 

In addition to accepting written comments, a public meeting will be held on April 12, 2012 from 12:45-4:45 at the Best Western Plus, 6820 South Cedar Street, Lansing, MI.  To register for the event please use the registration form (link below) and either; save it on your computer and submit it as an email attachment, or print a copy and send it by post mail. Please send either format to Sarah LeSage using the contact information provided above. Please complete and submit the form by May 1, 2012.

Document links

  • 2012 AIS State Management Plan 

 http://www.michigan.gov/deq/0,4561,7-135-3313_3677_8314-274077--,00.html

  • 2012 AIS State Management Plan Appendices

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/deq/wrd-ais-smp-appendices-public-review_380172_7.pdf

  • Registration form for the April 12th Public meeting in Lansing

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/deq/wrd-ais-registration_380165_7.pdf

  • Agenda for April 12th Public meeting in Lansing

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/deq/wrd-ais-partner-meeting-agenda_380664_7.pdf