MUCC has a long history of supporting agricultural policy that maintains working agricultural and managed forest lands while protecting, enhancing and restoring critical wildlife habitat and protecting and improving fisheries habitat and water quality. The agricultural conservation programs that are authorized and funded through the Farm Bill are the largest single funding source for private […]Changes in New Farm Bill a Win for Michigan Conservation
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Press Release from Guest Writer Alan Taylor of the Nimrod Society GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. February 20, 2014 The majority of the populace in the US today has little knowledge about the role that the 47 million hunters, fishermen and trappers play in keeping our magnificent, wildlife populations healthy. Nor are they aware of sportsmen’s unrelenting […]Victory for Wildlife & Sportsmen in Michigan
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
In this week’s issue: Michigan On-on-the-Ground kicks off the 2014 season with events at Gratiot-Saginaw State and Sharonville State Game Areas. See what’s cooking with Gourmet Gone Wild. Updates from the MUCC Regional Meetings in Grand Rapids and Saline. DNR Habitat Grants Available. #CPWM Update: Anti-Hunters Sue the State. Recap of the Public Land Town […]Conservation Insider for February, 20 2014.
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
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