1. Act No. 525, Public Acts of 2002, p. 1.

  2. Michigan Department of Natural Resources web site, “The Department of Natural Resources…” accessible on the Internet at http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10366-30397--,00.html.

  3. Act No. 525, p. 4.

  4. Act No. 525, p. 5.

  5. Portions of this program recommendation were adapted from the Fall 2002 Michigan Privatization Report article, “Privatize MacMullan Conference Center,” accessible on the Internet at http://www.mackinac.org/4740.

  6. Act No. 525, p.5.

  7. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, “Michigan State Waterways Commission and Boating Programs,” February 2002. p. 1, 3.

  8. Kirk Lindquist and Julie Stapelman, “Line Item and Boilerplate Summary: Natural Resources,” House Fiscal Agency, January 2002. p. 12.

  9. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, “Parks and Recreation 2003 Program Descriptions,” accessible on the Internet at http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10366-30487--,00.html.

  10. Kirk Lindquist and Julie Stapelman, January 2002. p. 11.

  11. Adapted from an article by Diane Katz, Mackinac Center for Public Policy director of science, environment, and technology “Depression-era Program Should Be Privatized,” Michigan Privatization Report, p. 4. Accessible on the Internet at http://www.mackinac.org/4142.

  12. Act No. 525, p. 5.

  13. Lindquist and Stapelman, p. 17.

  14. Ibid.

  15. Act No. 525 p. 6.

  16. National Arbor Day Foundation website, “Programs,” accessible on the Internet at http://www.arborday.org.

  17. Telephone interview of Jill Zimmerman, Financial Analyst, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, by Mackinac Center for Public Policy director of fiscal policy Michael LaFaive, Nov. 14, 2002.

  18. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, “2002-2003 Hunter Access Program Leased Lands,” accessible on the Internet at http://www.michigan.gov/documents/0203HAP_41734_7.pdf.