Michigan United Conservation Clubs strongly supports the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s final rule that delists the gray wolf in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Western Great Lakes Region gray wolf population is beyond recovered. Science dictates the management decisions of our natural resources in Michigan, and the wolf population in our state needs management.…

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Amy Trotter

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 28, 2018 Media Contact: Amy Trotter, 517-331-1909 Yesterday, Michigan United Conservation Clubs Executive Board named MUCC Deputy Director Amy Trotter the next executive director of the organization. Dan Eichinger submitted his resignation and was appointed as the new director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources by Governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer, effective…

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NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION PRESS RELEASE Coast Guard bill maintains core clean water protections, but makes it harder for states to secure more stringent protections. ANN ARBOR, MICH. (November 14, 2018)—The National Wildlife Federation and state affiliates Indiana Wildlife Federation, Michigan United Conservation Clubs, Minnesota Conservation Federation, Prairie Rivers Network, and Wisconsin Wildlife Federation today thanked…

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At Michigan United Conservation Clubs, a large part of what we do is education and outreach to combat the spread of invasive species. Funding for our outreach and communications on feral swine is made possible through a grant from the Michigan Invasive Species Program (www.michigan.gov/invasives). Our MSU Glassen Scholar Ian FitzGerald wanted to learn more…

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There seems to be some confusion and misinformation about the regulations regarding baiting and feeding wildlife in the aftermath of the Natural Resources Commission’s final enactment of the Chronic Wasting Disease regulations earlier this month. MUCC’s grassroots members have continued to support (since 2009) a ban on baiting and feeding deer so as to reduce…

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The Michigan Natural Resources Commission just completed the August 9, 2018 monthly meeting where the biggest item up for action was Chronic Wasting Disease Regulations (Wildlife Conservation Order Amendment  No. 12). Rather than take you through the pain of all the amendments and amendments of amendments, MUCC is providing this as a quick summary for…

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This Thursday, August 9th, the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) will be meeting at the at Lansing Community College Downtown Campus, Health & Human Services Dept., 515 North Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48933. If you are unable to attend please join us on Facebook for the MUCC live stream starting at 12:30pm. Starting off at 9…

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At MUCC’s Annual Convention in June, a resolution was passed (#21 of 2018) to support the expansion of fishing access opportunities in the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair. Our members want to work towards having a tournament-friendly public boating access site on Belle Isle available 24/7. Having a public boating access site on Belle…

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The July 12, 2018 Natural Resources Commission was another display of passionate discussion about necessary hunting regulations, metrics, and management and education activities to contain the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in Michigan. The proposed Wildlife Conservation Order Amendment 12 of 2018 (MUCC summary available here) has been up for discussion for the last 2…

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Last Thursday July 12th, 2018 the Natural Resource Commission met to discuss CWD regulations, take action on Anterless Deer License Quotas and prepare for the 100th anniversary of the Parks and Recreation Division. The meeting was kicked off with the Marketing, Partnership, Youth and Outreach Advisory Committee. A report by the Marketing and Outreach Division…

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