***Media Advisory*** Casperson invites U.P. residents to participate in Natural Resources Committee hearing via videoconference

Sen. Tom Casperson

Sen. Tom Casperson

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Tom Casperson announced Monday that the Senate Natural Resources Committee hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 16 will include testimony from U.P. residents via remote videoconference.

Members of the committee will hear testimony on Senate Resolution 79, which encourages the United States Forest Service (USFS) to issue special use authorization under the Recreation Residence Program to owners of privately held hunting camps on leased acreage within the Ottawa National Forest.

The resolution highlights the concerns of 104 property owners who could lose their camps to the federal government if special use authorization is not granted and highlights the negative impacts to the local community if the USFS carries out its plan for the camps to be removed.

State Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba; members of the Senate Natural Resources Committee, and members of the public.

A hearing of the Senate Natural Resources Committee on Senate Resolution 79.

Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 12:30 p.m.

Hearing Location:
Room 210
Farnum Building
125 W. Allegan St.
Lansing, MI

U.P. Videoconference Location:
Michigan Works
110 East Quincy St.
Hancock, MI 49930