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GROUPS SUE U.S. EPA TO ACT ON LAKE ERIE

MUCC has joined as a party to this lawsuit with National Wildlife Federation and others. Below is a joint press release issued today, along with a link to the case document. WASHINGTON, D.C.– To force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to protect communities and businesses from harmful algal blooms that have plagued Lake Erie for…

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HOW TO DO A CROWING COUNT FOR PHEASANTS

By Anna Mitterling, MUCC, Wildlife Cooperative Coordinator Believe it or not, pheasants are starting to make a comeback in different parts of Southern Michigan. The trail camera picture shows a flock of pheasants flying by, and believe it or not, those are pheasants on a parcel of well managed habitat in Gratiot County. The phrase,…

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MUCC'S ON THE GROUND PROGRAM EXPANDS TO INCLUDE K-12 SCHOOL GROUPS

Two more wildlife habitat improvement projects will be completed in different regions of the state by the end of this week.  Tomorrow, we will be teaming up with the Reese High School Out-of-Doors Club to maintain wood duck nesting boxes in the Fish Pointe Wildlife Area. Then, on Saturday, we will be teaming up with…

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VOLUNTEERS WITH MUCC COMPLETE THE FIRST SPRING PROJECTS

Volunteers with MUCC’s Wildlife Habitat Program have already completed three wildlife habitat improvement projects in the past week and a half! Crabapple trees were planted in the Southwest region, brush piles were built for rabbitat in the Southeast region, and Scotch pine was removed from a Jack pine plantation and brush piles were built in…

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HOW TO CONDUCT A DEER BROWSE SURVEY

by Anna Mitterling, Wildlife Cooperative Coordinator, MUCC When you are looking to “manage” deer, it is very helpful to collect information that clues you into understanding deer numbers in your area and their impact on their habitat. Trail cameras can help estimate numbers of deer, and browse impact studies can help determine the impact they…

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LEGISLATIVE SPRING BREAK MEANS LOCAL COFFEE SHOP HOURS

With the Legislature on spring break from April 3rd through April 14th it’s a great time to meet with your state representative during their local office hours and introduce yourself over some coffee! If you aren’t sure who your state representative is, don’t panic, just head over to http://www.house.mi.gov/mhrpublic/ where you’ll see a search tab…

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS OF 2017-2018 MUCC OFFICERS

The MUCC Nominations Committee is calling for nominations of candidates for the open seats on the 2017-2018 Executive Board and Conservation Policy Board. There are 6 open seats available on the Executive Board, which will have a 2-year term. All 40 Conservation Policy Board members serve only a 1 year term and thus must be…

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MUCC MEMBERS RESTRUCTURE ORGANIZATION TO INCREASE ENGAGEMENT AND FUTURE SUSTAINABILITY

  At the 2015 Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) Annual Convention, delegates approved a major restructuring of the Board of Directors, organizational structure, and the governing bylaws for the 78-year old organization. These changes will preserve the opportunity for continued involvement with MUCC members as well as protect the “grassroots” nature of conservation policy adoption…

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