The first-of-its-kind pheasant license went on sale this week through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) online sales system. Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) has advocated for and championed the stamp since a member-passed resolution in 2017 directed the organization to initiate a pheasant release program funded by hunters. The $25 stamp, signed into…

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Join the OTG program on Saturday, March 27 in Kalkaska as we improve habitat for small game and other wildlife by building brush piles. Also known as “rabbitat,” the brush piles built during these events will enhance habitat for a variety of species such as rabbit/hare, ruffed grouse, woodcock and squirrels. In addition to sheltering…

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Time to start thinking warm thoughts and one way to do that is to look at the programs we are offering for day camp this summer. With registration open, now is the time to start getting your kids signed up to join us at Cedar Lake in the summer of 2021. Moms, dads, grandparents and…

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A bill introduced in the Michigan Legislature earlier this year aims to remove the distributed generation cap in the state. House Bill 4236, sponsored by Rep. Greg Markkanen (R-Hancock), would remove the cap and allow more individuals to install solar on their home and at their properties.  Michigan United Conservation Clubs supports HB 4236. Since…

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Do you have a passion for introducing youth to the natural world around them? Do you know someone who does? If so, the Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth camp is the place to work this summer. We are currently hiring staff for our Day Camp program. Our camp program is looking to create an awesome team of adults looking…

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Clearly distraught and frustrated, Molly Tamulevich, Michigan director for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), took cheap shots directed towards conservationists Thursday during public testimony. March’s monthly Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting included public comment from nearly 30 people, including Tamulevich. Roughly one-third of those comments centered around anti-hunting agendas and included common…

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This week March 7th-March 13th, is National AmeriCorps Week!  I began my service with the Huron Pines AmeriCorps (HPA) program in February of 2020. I applied for my first service term because I wanted to learn more about environmental issues here in Michigan and participate in hands-on work that benefits the forests, grasslands, waterways, and…

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) named members to the newest iteration of the Michigan Wolf Management Advisory Council Thursday. Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) Executive Director Amy Trotter was one of five representatives from stakeholder groups to be selected for the council. She was appointed to represent conservation organizations. The others include Mike…

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