Sturgeon Advisory Council

Cheboygan River Watershed
Sturgeon Advisory Council (SAC)

Member Guidelines

The SAC will be asked to identify and discuss lake sturgeon management issues and make recommendations to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) based upon community and user input. The SAC will consist of representatives from the sturgeon public: fishing, hunting and conservation clubs, watershed councils, anglers, lake associations, DNR Fisheries and Law Enforcement Division, businesses and local government. SAC meetings will be scheduled at least monthly in the evenings, depending upon members' input, between March and July for regulation recommendations and as needed for continuity of the lake sturgeon management strategy.

A representative of Sturgeon For Tomorrow will facilitate meetings and record progress, and offers the following guidelines to be considered by any potential member:

Be able to commit adequate time to help the SAC review and present comments on lake sturgeon recommendations;

  • Be able to find solutions and common ground during the review process;
  • Be able and enabled to speak directly for the group they are representing;
  • Be willing to propose and accept compromise;
  • Make honest and sincere efforts to attend all meetings as one's schedule permits, or find an alternate representative to take your place;
  • Be able to work well with those having different interests and ideas regarding lake sturgeon management issues;
  • Have a sense of humor and be cordial and respectful to one another's views and interests during the process.

The SAC will have equal representation. If you are interested in participating in the SAC, please complete this form and submit to Sturgeon For Tomorrow.

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