#Fight4Fish: Win a Float, Charter or $500 gift card!


Without our fisheries and waterways — from the vast Great Lakes to hidden, forested creeks — Michigan’s identity would look much different. Help us continue to protect that identity and #Fight4Fish with your $35 or more entry. Enter to win here! Each $35 or more entry enters you into the drawing for one of four…

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June NRC Preview

June NRC meeting preview

Deer regulations dominate the agenda at the June Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting in Roscommon later this week. The June 8 meeting is at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center at 104 Conservation Drive in Roscommon. Coffee with commissioners begins at 8 a.m., the fisheries committee at 9 a.m. and the whole committee at 9:30…

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#Fight4Fish: Helping keep Boating Access Sites open

boating access sites michigan

Since its inception, Michigan United Conservation Clubs has worked to promote unfettered, responsible access to our wild places in Michigan. Throughout Michigan, boating access sites (BAS) are subject to closures, often during nighttime hours, that inhibit anglers, hunters, trappers and recreationists access to public waters that should be open. MUCC understands that opening all sites…

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The summer volunteer event you’ve been waiting for! Join us for our Annual Manistee River Clean-Up on July 15

Join MUCC’s On the Ground (OTG) program in partnership with Steelhead Manifesto and the US Forest Service Adopt-a-Forest program as we clean-up trash in and around the Manistee River starting and ending at the High Bridge Boat Launch in Brethren. Volunteers are needed on Saturday, July 15 from 9am to noon (please arrive 5-10 minutes…

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On The Ground Junior: Berkley School District Students Plant Native Trees and Build Brush Piles at Chesterfield Township State Game Area

On May 23 and May 24, 2023, sixth grade students and faculty from Norup International School participated in MUCC’s On the Ground Junior (OTG Jr.) program in an effort to improve wildlife habitat at the Chesterfield Township State Game Area (SGA) in Macomb County. Previously a mix of agricultural fields and forest fragments, this SGA…

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DNR Seeking Public Input on Forest Management Plans

DNR Seeks Public Comment on Forest Management Plan

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) seeks public input on its 2025 Forest Management Plans. According to the DNR these plans are necessary “to keep Michigan’s nearly 4 million acres of state forest healthy and thriving.” A number of open houses are planned across the state. These open houses serve as informal meetings to…

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Commercial Guiding Bills: What’s Myth and What’s Fact?

The Senate Natural Resources and Agriculture Committee passed out an MUCC-supported commercial guiding package (SBs 103,104 and 105) today.  Commercial guiding in Michigan is woefully unregulated. Nothing in state law prevents a serial poacher or felon from guiding. For more than 10 years, Michigan United Conservation Clubs has worked to provide much-needed sideboards for an…

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On the Ground: Volunteers remove thousands of feet of old barbed wire from Potterville State Game Area

On Saturday, May 20, 11 volunteers joined MUCC’s On the Ground (OTG) program in partnership with Eaton Conservation District and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to remove old, degraded barbed wire fencing at Potterville State Game Area in Eaton County. This small but mighty crew removed approximately 10,000 feet of barbed wire from the…

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Brush Hour! Reese Middle School Volunteers Remove Invasive Vegetation and Build Brush Piles at Denmark Township State Game Area

On Wednesday, May 10, 32 students and faculty from the Reese Middle School Out-of-Doors Club participated in MUCC’s On the Ground Jr. program. Students cleared invasive vegetation from Denmark Township State Game Area and built brush piles as part of a grassland improvement project. This grassland is home to various wildlife from ring-necked pheasants and…

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