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Scientists Confirm Asian Carp Reproducing in Great Lakes Watershed

October 31st, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

A U.S. Geological Survey and Bowling Green University report released Monday confirmed that at least one species of Asian carp – grass carp – are reproducing in the Great Lakes watershed. Grass carp found in Lake Erie were determined to be capable of reproduction. Though not as destructive as silver or bighead carp, grass carp […]

Scientists Confirm Asian Carp Reproducing in Great Lakes Watershed

October 31, 2013 Conservation Insider: Asian Carp Reproducing in Great Lakes Watershed

October 31st, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

What’s scarier than vampires or werewolves on Halloween? How about Asian carp reproducing the Great Lakes watershed? Also updates on anti-poaching provisions, the Trust Fund, fracking and more–Click here!

October 31, 2013 Conservation Insider: Asian Carp Reproducing in Great Lakes Watershed

Changes Made to Poaching Bill As It Passes House Committee

October 31st, 2013 by kwood.

A bill to raise the amount of restitution paid for poached trophy bucks was reported unanimously from the House Natural Resources committee on Tuesday, October 29th, but not without a major overhaul in how the restitution fines will be calculated. Originally, Senate Bill 171 (Sen. Phil Pavlov, R – St. Clair) was designed to calculate […]

Changes Made to Poaching Bill As It Passes House Committee

Rep. Glarden Hosts DNR Town Hall at Shiawassee Conservation Association

October 30th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

Beneath a portrait of James Oliver Curwood, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials answered questions from local hunters and anglers in a town hall meeting hosted by State Representative Ben Glarden (R – Owosso) at the Shiawassee Conservation Association on Monday night. Douglas Reeves, Assistant Chief of the DNR Wildlife Division, and Dean Molnar, Assistant […]

Rep. Glarden Hosts DNR Town Hall at Shiawassee Conservation Association

DEQ Proposes Updated Fracking Rules

October 28th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

Last week, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality proposed new regulations for high-volume hydraulic fracturing, often called “fracking.” The rules formalize some existing practices that some advocates have lobbied for in the past few years. Hydraulic fracturing is the process of using a mixture of water, sand, and chemicals to force open fissures in shale […]

DEQ Proposes Updated Fracking Rules

Consumers Energy Foundation Partners with MUCC on Conservation Initiatives

October 28th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

LANSING—Consumers Energy Foundation and Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) announced a conservation partnership today that looks to connect communities to outdoor recreation opportunities and ensures that state policies reflect the priorities of Michigan’s conservation community. “We greatly appreciate Consumers Energy Foundation’s commitment to conservation,” said Erin McDonough, executive director of Michigan United Conservation Clubs. “This […]

Consumers Energy Foundation Partners with MUCC on Conservation Initiatives

MUCC Executive Director Erin McDonough Re-Appointed to Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board

October 28th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

LANSING— Governor Rick Snyder re-appointed Erin McDonough to the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board for a full four-year term last week after originally appointing her in August to serve out the remainder of Bob Garner’s term, which ended on October 1. “The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund was created by thought leaders who decided […]

MUCC Executive Director Erin McDonough Re-Appointed to Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board

Volunteers Plant Crabapple Trees for Turkeys in Northern Michigan

October 23rd, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

At the preschool I attended as a kid, there was a crabapple tree in the backyard where us four-year olds would throw the fruit at each other. On Saturday, October 19, I discovered a much better use for them when twenty volunteers planted 130 crabapple trees on state land southeast of Gaylord. The volunteer project, […]

Volunteers Plant Crabapple Trees for Turkeys in Northern Michigan

Michigan’s Spring Turkey Hunting Regulations and Proposed Changes

October 15th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

The proposed recommendations for the 2014, 2015, and 2016 spring turkey hunting seasons are similar to the last three-year regulatory setting cycle with few changes.  The regulations are meant to provide additional recreational opportunity without impacting the quality of spring turkey hunting. They are poised for approval by the Natural Resources Commission at their next […]

Michigan’s Spring Turkey Hunting Regulations and Proposed Changes

Changes Coming to Michigan’s Wildlife Regulations Cycle

October 9th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

In an effort to simplify and stabilize the ever changing hunting and trapping regulations, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has proposed a set cycle for reviewing, renewing and possibly changing wildlife regulations. Moving away from the annual regulations process to multi-year regulations will not only provide some assurances for the hunter and trapper on […]

Changes Coming to Michigan’s Wildlife Regulations Cycle

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