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December 22, 2011 Conservation Insider Special

December 22nd, 2011 by Amy Trotter.

Check out the December 22, 2011 MUCC Conservation Insider: An Early Gift–Wolves Delisted! Click here for more year end news.

December 22, 2011 Conservation Insider Special

EHD in Deer: A Michigan Trend?

December 22nd, 2011 by Amy Trotter.

Sure, we’re all familiar with what to keep an eye out for in deer when it comes to bovine tuberculosis or chronic wasting disease, but what about the less “popular” epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) that was responsible for the death of an estimated 1,025 deer in 2010 in southwestern Michigan? Because of its very high […]

EHD in Deer: A Michigan Trend?

Conservation Win: Federal Decision to Delist Wolves Moves Forward

December 21st, 2011 by Amy Trotter.

Michigan United Conservation Clubs today applauds the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to remove wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the federal endangered species list. They also confirmed that, based on sound-scientific evidence, there is only one species of wolf, Canis lupus, in the region. The federal delisting rule removing wolves from […]

Conservation Win: Federal Decision to Delist Wolves Moves Forward

December 16, 2011 Conservation Insider

December 19th, 2011 by MUCC Staff.

Check out the December 16, 2011 MUCC Conservation Insider: Thanks for stepping it up in 2011! CLICK HERE

December 16, 2011 Conservation Insider

Winter Break is a Great Time to Get to Know Legislators!

December 16th, 2011 by MUCC Staff.

With the Michigan legislature now on holiday break, there are no more legislative sessions for the year 2011. No more bills passed. No more committee meetings. No more Action Alerts. But, that does not mean now is still not a good time to advocate for the outdoors. Contrary to what many people think, legislators do […]

Winter Break is a Great Time to Get to Know Legislators!

Huron Manistee: Comments Due Dec 21

December 16th, 2011 by Amy Trotter.

As you might recall, sportsmen and snowmobilers across Michigan overwhelmed the USDA Forest Service with more than 9,000 comments on the proposal to ban gun hunting and snowmobiling within certain areas on the Huron-Manistee National Forests. This proposal was prompted by the result of a legal decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the […]

Huron Manistee: Comments Due Dec 21

DNR Issues Declaratory Ruling on Sporting Swine

December 15th, 2011 by Amy Trotter.

Another chapter in the sporting swine saga has been written; the DNR has just issued a declaratory ruling on how they will determine what defines a prohibited invasive swine. As you know, the Department of Natural Resources director’s order listing sporting swine as a prohibited invasive species took effect on Oct. 8, making it illegal […]

DNR Issues Declaratory Ruling on Sporting Swine

USDA Offers Incentives for Bird Habitat Restoration

December 13th, 2011 by Amy Trotter.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has financial assistance available for landowners to improve or establish specialized bird habitats. Private landowners in the Saginaw Bay, Western Lake Erie Basin and the Tacoosh/Whitefish watersheds are eligible for the assistance but must submit an application before Jan. 20, 2012. Funding for the initiative is provided through the […]

USDA Offers Incentives for Bird Habitat Restoration

Legislature is Hearing the Conservation Community’s Voice in Lansing

December 13th, 2011 by MUCC Staff.

Michigan sportsmen and women delivered another victory for conservation this past week by taking action to delay a vote on Senate Bill 248 in the House Natural Resources Committee that would have capped the amount of public land available in the state of Michigan. Your hundreds of calls and e-mails to members of the committee […]

Legislature is Hearing the Conservation Community’s Voice in Lansing

Recommendations for Mentored Youth Hunting Program Presented at NRC

December 12th, 2011 by Amy Trotter.

A workgroup comprised of an MUCC representative—Youth Camp Director Liz Roxberry; other conservation groups; hunters safety experts; and youth hunters presented recommendations for regulations for mentored youth hunting in Michigan to the Michigan Natural Resources Commission at their December meeting. See below for a video update: Dec. 15th OD: Youth Mentor Program from OD Show […]

Recommendations for Mentored Youth Hunting Program Presented at NRC

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