First Partnership Meeting

Jim Dexter, DNR Fisheries and Frank Beaver, Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

The first partnership meeting for the Michigan Arctic Grayling Initiative was held on August 18, 2016 at the Ralph A. MacMullen Conference Center near Roscommon. Those already performing research on Arctic Grayling were brought together as well as organizations that had an interest. At this first meeting, more than 60 participants and 32 organizations were represented. Realizing early on that the reintroduction of Arctic Grayling to Michigan was too big of a lift for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division and the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, it was exciting to see that so many were not only interested in this long term project but ready and willing to assist. From this first partner meeting it appears that we may truly be able to bring Arctic Grayling back home to Michigan waters!

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