Policy

Fisheries Order 200.19A passed by Natural Resources Commission (NRC)

April’s NRC meeting was held at the Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. The meeting was live-streamed via MUCC’s Facebook page. Feel free to go back and watch the videos here. The day of meetings started off with the Michigan State Park Advisory Committee (MSPAC). The committee began by approving a resolution that would address…

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MUCC signs onto a letter asking Congress for carp related appropriations

Michigan United Conservation Clubs signed a letter asking Congress for specific appropriations to combat the threat of Asian carp. Having this funding will help to make the battle against Asian carp a targeted, national effort, rather than a state and local effort. These appropriations will help the Great Lakes as well as the Ohio, Mississippi,…

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Current bill to restrict boating practices likely to change

On March 13, House Bill 4362 was introduced by Rep. Jason Sheppard (R-Temperance) of the 56th district. The bill was referred to the House Government Operations Committee (which he chairs), and it has not had a hearing as of yet. As introduced, this bill would limit the operation of a vessel on public inland waters…

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Funding for Chronic Wasting Disease and PFAs outlined in the Executive Budget

Last Tuesday, the executive branch proposed the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Most notable is the $2.3 million earmarked for research of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Of that allotment, $2 million is one-time funding for the research on the transmission, spread, and prevention of the disease. And $300,000 is ongoing funding to support the…

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March NRC Preview

Fisheries Order 200.19 A, which would reinstate a 10-brook trout limit on 33 UP streams, is up for information at the March 14th Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting The meeting will take place in Parlor Room A at Shanty Creek Resort. Shanty Creek Resort is located at 5780 Shanty Creek Rd, Bellaire, Michigan 49615. If…

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February NRC Recap

Bear, lake and brook trout regulations, and APRs were debated at Thursday’s Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting. Proposed regulations were for information only and no action was taken. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and NRC also received criticism from stakeholders regarding their handling of brook trout regulations in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Bear regulations The…

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