Snyder Appoints Michigan Natural Resources Commission Chair

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    U.P._News_UpdateMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)Governor Rick Snyder has named Michigan Natural Resources Commission member J.R. Richardson of Ontonagon as commission chair, effective immediately.

    NRC Commissioner Tim Nichols of Cadillac has resigned as chair but will continue to serve the commission as a full member.

    The NRC, a seven-person public body whose members are appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the Senate, works with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to conserve, protect and manage the state’s natural and cultural resources for the use and enjoyment of current and future generations.

    Richardson, a lifelong resident of the Upper Peninsula, has served as a member of the NRC since 2007.

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