Policy

July NRC Preview

This Thursday, July 12th, the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) will meet at the same location as it did in June. The location is at Lansing Community College Downtown Campus, Health & Human Services Dept., 515 North Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48933. If you are unable to attend please join us on Facebook for the MUCC…

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2018 Annual Convention Recap

Another Annual Convention has come and passed, and with it, we reflect back on the year behind us, the work we have done and the work that lies ahead. As a true grassroots organization, staff at MUCC would like to thank all of our members who helped participate in the process — whether that was…

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2018 MUCC Annual Convention Awards Banquet

The Wildlife Conservationist of the Year Award was given to Robert Doepker for his outstanding work of 39 years as a wildlife biologist with the Michigan DNR Wildlife Division. Bob’s dedication to basing wildlife management on sound science has resulted in dozens of published papers bearing his name. Bob also helped to create extensive databases…

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NRC Recap, Minus CWD

By Ian FitzGerald, MUCC Policy Intern This recap includes everything that MUCC felt was relevant at the NRC meeting last Thursday except for the topic of CWD. A more intensive and thorough release will include MUCC’s take on the CWD proposal and what the organization likes or would like changed. Bobcat regulations, squirrel season changes and…

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MUCC Executive Director Testified on the Effects and Mismanagement of Cormorants

Cormorant Michigan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2018 CONTACT: MUCC Deputy Director Amy Trotter, atrotter@mucc.org MUCC Public Information Officer Nick Green, ngreen@mucc.org Click here for Eichinger’s full, written testimony MUCC Executive Director Testified on the Effects and Mismanagement of Cormorants This afternoon, Michigan United Conservation Clubs Executive Director Dan Eichinger testified in front of the House Committee…

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MUCC Executive Director Testifies at “Examining Effects of Mismanagement of Cormorants in the Great Lakes Region”

Cormorant Michigan

Testimony of Mr. Daniel Eichinger Executive Director, Michigan United Conservation Clubs U.S House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources “Examining Effects of Mismanagement of Cormorants in the Great Lakes Region” June 11, 2018   Introduction Mr. Chairman, members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to provide testimony on cormorants in the Great Lakes…

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Summary of Proposed CWD Regulations

Photo by Anna Mitterling

MUCC is providing this as a summary of the recently released Michigan DNR recommendation to the Natural Resources Commission on CWD management for white-tailed deer. The full document can be found here: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/dnr/12WCO2018_CWD_Regs_INFO_624924_7.pdf In a few days-time, we will have completed our reaction to the proposal, but in short we think that the individual components…

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Call Senators to Support Commercial Fishing Legislation

Michigan United Conservation Clubs needs your help to ensure that game fish are not allowed for commercial harvest and that more stringent regulations are placed on commercial anglers. Senate Bill 0925 was introduced by Senator Michael Green (R-Mayville) on April 10 and was referred to the Senate Committee on Outdoor Recreation and Tourism. The hearing…

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NRC May Meeting Preview

Next Wednesday and Thursday, May 9 and 10, 2018, the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) will be meeting at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons (Kirkbride Hall), Traverse City. Beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, the NRC Committee of the Whole will be participating in a chronic wasting disease (CWD) workshop. The public is invited to…

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April NRC Recap

Last week, on April 12, 2018, the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) took action on two different wildlife conservation orders (WCO) that were up for information at the March 15 NRC meeting. Those two orders included elk regulations for WCO Amendment No. 4 of 2018 and Public Act 03 of 2018; the introduction of a new…

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