Michigan United Conservation Clubs On the Ground (OTG) program kicked off its first weekend of the year with a bang, as forty volunteers improved wildlife habitat at two state game areas by opening canopies for mast-bearing trees and building brush piles for rabbits. On February 22, fifteen volunteers gathered at the Gratiot-Saginaw State Game Area […]Volunteers Improve On the Ground Wildlife Habitat at State Game Areas
Michigan United Conservation Clubs co-hosted a Public Land Town Hall meeting Monday night in Traverse City with Rep. Wayne Schmidt (R – Traverse City) and the Michigan League of Conservation Voters. In a packed room at the Acme Township Hall, area residents listened to Rep. Schmidt and expert panelists, asked questions and voiced their opinions […]Town Hall Reveals Value of Public Land on Presidents Day
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)-financed front group Keep Michigan Wolves Protected (KMWP) is suing the State of Michigan to allow out-of-state petition gatherers as the anti-hunting group tries to repeal a law that provides free hunting and fishing licences for active military members and authorizes the bipartisan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) to designate game […]Anti-Hunters Sue State to Allow Out-of-State Petition Circulators
Michigan United Conservation Clubs is a grassroots organization, which means that our policy is decided by our members. Members introduce resolutions, which, if adopted, become the policy that MUCC staff works to enact. This past weekend, Southwest Michigan and Southeast Michigan members took advantage of the opportunity to turn their ideas into state policy by […]MUCC Regional Meetings in Grand Rapids and Saline produce several Hunting and Fishing Resolutions.
Wildlife Habitat Grants—Due March 1 The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now accepting Wildlife Habitat Grant Program applications through March 1, 2014. Projects featuring habitat enhancement for game species will be given priority. The Wildlife Habitat Grant Program (WHGP) began in October 2013 and will be funded with a portion of the revenue of […]DNR 2014 Habitat Grants Available; Apply by March
Earlier this year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released a report to Congress outlining eight options to prevent the invasive species, such as Asian carp, from entering the Great Lakes. The USACE expects the options for physical separation to cost over $15 billion and take 25 years to complete, due to flood control structures […]National Spotlight: Defending Against Aquatic Invasive Species Act of 2014
Last week, in front of a crowded township hall, the Michigan DNR presented their proposed plan for a public boating access site on Eagle River in Cass County. The hall was filled with supporters and detractors alike but there were far more individuals supporting public access than opposing it. For those of you who don’t […]Update on the Fight for Public Access on Eagle Lake
Though introduced by a variety of Congressmen and women over the last several years, a new package of pro-sportsmen’s bills passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week. H.R. 3590, a bi-partisan package, passed by a vote of 268-15 and includes vital language ensuring over 700 million acres of federal public lands remain open to […]Another Round for Federal Sportsmen’s Act; Passes U.S. House!
The Outdoor Life award-winning On the Ground program is kicking off its second year of volunteer fish and wildlife habitat projects where it started its first: building rabbitat at Gratiot-Saginaw State Game Area. On the Ground is a public-private partnership between Michigan United Conservation Clubs and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to build a […]Volunteer for Wildlife Habitat with On the Ground Projects
Representative Wayne Schmidt (R-Traverse City), Michigan United Conservation Clubs and the Michigan League of Conservation Voters are hosting a public land town hall meeting on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 7:00pm at the Acme Township Hall. Guest speakers will include local experts on public lands and regional tourism, including Glen Chown, founding executive director of […]Public Land Town Hall with Representative Wayne Schmidt
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