The Michigan Natural Resources Commission and Department of Natural Resources have proposed the framework for a wolf season to allow sportsmen and women to assist with wolf management efforts, particularly in areas with historic conflicts that have not been resolved through other methods. The proposal will be discussed at length at the NRC monthly meeting [...]Wolf Management Proposal Before NRC
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources draft Public Land Management Strategy is open for public comment. The public land plan, a requirement of PA 240 of 2012 (the Land Cap Bill), was developed with input from conservation and natural resources industry leaders from across Michigan. The public land plan, which seeks to clarify the “where” [...]DNR Public Land Plan Available for Comment
This guest blog is by Tony Snyder, President of the Michigan Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation. The NWTF and DNR are holding their annual tree-planting day, which is just the kind of on-the-ground conservation work that makes a difference. Please join them this Saturday if you can! The Michigan Chapter of National Wild Turkey [...]NWTF-Michigan Hosting Annual Habitat Workday
In this edition of Conservation Insider: Camo at the Capitol April 18 MUCC’s statement on the wolf petition Bovine TB found in a Saginaw County dairy herd Who’s your Conservationist of the Year? We’re accepting nominations! DNR completes public wolf management meetings Subcommittee passed DNR budget LaFontaine talks guns, conservation at Richmond Sportsmen’s Club Also, [...]Conservation Insider: Camo at the Capitol
In 2011, over 100 hunters, anglers and trappers attended the first Camo at the Capitol to tell their legislators they wanted to pass the Hunter Heritage Bill and the Volunteer Bill. The result? The bills passed and now there are more than 10,000 youth hunters in Michigan and volunteers are improving fish and wildlife habitat [...]Camo at the Capitol April 18!
Each year Michigan United Conservation Clubs honors individuals and groups that further its mission of “Uniting Citizens to Conserve, Protect and Defend Michigan’s Natural Resources and Outdoor Heritage.” Please take the time to help us thank those who have advanced the cause of conservation by nominating leaders in our community. 2013 Conservation Award Categories for Nomination: [...]2013 Conservation Awards: Who’s Your Conservationist of the Year?
10-mile surveillance testing to occur over next six months The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) announced nearly two weeks ago that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa has confirmed bovine Tuberculosis (TB) in the lymph nodes of a Saginaw County dairy cow identified during slaughter [...]Bovine TB Confirmed in Saginaw County Dairy Herd; What’s it Mean for Deer?
Representative Andrea LaFontaine (R – Columbus Twp.) met with hunters, anglers and trappers in her district on March 26 to discuss natural resources issues at a Sportsmen’s Town Hall hosted by Michigan United Conservation Clubs and Richmond Sportsmen’s Club. Rep. LaFontaine, who chairs the House Committee on Natural Resources, fielded questions from the public and [...]Representative LaFontaine Addresses Conservation, Gun Issues at Sportsmen’s Town Hall
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 26, 2013 Contact: Tony Hansen, Chief Information Officer; firstname.lastname@example.org 269-420-9510 Statement from MUCC Executive Director Erin McDonough On Anti-Hunter’s Petition Collection Process “We are not surprised that the group ‘Keep Wolves Protected’ was successful at purchasing the signatures required for a ballot referendum with funds provided by the anti-hunting organization, Humane [...]RELEASE: MUCC Statement on Wolf Petition
MUCC, Richmond Sportsmen’s Club hosting House Natural Resources Chair for Public Forum LANSING – Michigan United Conservation Clubs and Richmond Sportsmen’s Club will host a Sportsmen’s Town Hall featuring State Representative Andrea LaFontaine, R–Columbus Township, who chairs the House Committee on Natural Resources. The public town hall meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March [...]RELEASE: Rep. LaFontaine to Participate in Sportsmen’s Town Hall
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