Whitmer appoints new acting DNR director

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a cabinet shake-up last week, choosing new interim leadership for the state’s two conservation departments — the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Environment of Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE). Former DNR Director Dan Eichinger was tapped to lead EGLE as the interim director. Former DNR Natural Resources Deputy Shannon…

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Great Lakes Consent Decree negotiations tangled up

Recent court filings by a conservation coalition, tribes and others embroiled in fishery negotiations show how far the three-year process still has to go.  An existing Great Lakes Consent Decree signed in 2000 governs fishing regulations in certain waters of lakes Michigan and Huron from Grand Haven north around the tip of the mitt to…

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November NRC Recap

The finalized version of the 2022 Wolf Management Plan was presented to commissioners at the November Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting. The plan was modified from a previous version to include marginal improvements to language as it relates to management of wolves when they are federally delisted again. Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) Executive Director…

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2023 MUCC Conservation Calendar Available Now!

michigan conservation calendar

Looking back and learning from the past allows us to grow, make changes and move forward. This year marked the 85th Anniversary of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC), and we had a lot to celebrate. Welcoming new leadership on our MUCC Executive Board, a new inductee to the Conservation Hall of Fame and an investment in…

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MUCC Submits Public Comment Opposing Camp Grayling

helicopter hovers over water during a training operation at Camp Grayling

The nation’s largest statewide conservation organization submitted its official comment regarding the proposed 162,000-acre expansion of Camp Grayling on Thursday. Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) is a grassroots conservation organization whose 30,000-plus members and more than 200 affiliate clubs set the policy for the nonprofit. Since 1937, MUCC has protected the rights of hunters, anglers,…

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Shoot raises $30k for youth conservation, stewardship

About 150 shooters from across the state came together last week to support and embolden the next generation of Michigan’s conservation stewards. Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) hosted its annual Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth Charity Shoot at Multi-Lakes Conservation Club on August 12. Three flights took part in the event, and about $30,000 was raised to…

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