Meet MUCC’s Newest Policy Intern, Madison Haddock

The author holds a Bowfin fish.

  Hey everyone! I’m Madison Haddock, the new Policy Intern for the summer of 2024. I’m passionate about conservation and also enjoy hiking, birdwatching, fishing, camping with friends and family, and creating wildlife illustrations. My primary goal is to explore a variety of regions, observe new wildlife, and embrace different ways to partake in conservation.…

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Lake Sturgeon Update

On Tuesday, April 23, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) published a notice of their findings for Lake Sturgeon populations.   The FWS conducted this finding to determine whether or not the lake sturgeon should be listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).   The FWS is required under the ESA to review any petitions that contain…

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April NRC Preview

Deer Management Initiative (DMI) updates are scheduled at the upcoming April Natural Resources Commission (NRC) Meeting. The meeting, on Thursday, April 11, will be held in the Gannon Building at the Lansing Community College downtown campus, located at 600 N. Grand Ave Lansing, MI, and is set to start at 9:00 a.m. The Fisheries Committee’s…

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Recreation Passport Opt-Out Proposal Highlighted in Budget Considerations

The recreation passport opt-out proposal was the focus of the budget considerations for the state’s natural resources department. Throughout the last two weeks, Scott Bowen, director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), presented the department’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2024-25 to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture and Rural Development and Natural…

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Navigating Forest Road Closures

Without a place to start, navigating forest road closures can be a difficult process.  Public Act 288 directs the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to inventory, provide maps and provide the criteria for closure of any of Michigan’s state forest roads and trails.  The act states that in developing the system, the department will consider…

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December NRC Preview

June NRC meeting preview

Deer season updates will be outlined by deer, elk and moose management specialist Chad Stewart at the upcoming December Natural Resources Commission (NRC) Meeting. The meeting will be held on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 9:30 am at Lansing Community College.  Andrew Briggs of the Fisheries Division will kick off the meeting with the committee’s Lake…

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MUCC Conservation Policy Board Sends Resolutions to Convention

The MUCC Conservation Policy Board was busy last Saturday, with a walleye lunch and 11 resolutions to review at Perch Point Conservation Club.  One resolution was an emergency resolution and was up for information only. The December meeting was the final Policy Board meeting before the Annual Convention.  In total, 14 resolutions and one emergency…

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November NRC Preview

Michigan United Conservation Clubs board voted to oppose lower steelhead bag limits at the upcoming November Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting. The meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 9:30 am at Lansing Community College.  Commissioners will consider one order: the MUCC-opposed amendment to proposed Fisheries Order 200.23A that would lower the bag…

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