Benishek Wilderness Legislation Clears House Committee

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U.S. Congressman Dan Benishek (MI - 01) (R)

U.S. Congressman Dan Benishek (MI – 01) (R)

Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Legislation sponsored by Upper Peninsula Congressman Dan Benishek to protect the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was unanimously passed by the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources.

The bill is now set to move to the House floor for a final vote. The legislation would designate approximately 32,500 acres of Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore as “wilderness” areas ensuring that natural features of the area will be preserved, while protecting county roads, historical structures, and access to recreation and enjoyment of the lake.

The right to hunt and fish in designated wilderness areas is specifically protected in the bill.

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