Policy

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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Senate and House Budget Proposals on Wildlife Management

Last week, the House and Senate subcommittees for Natural Resource Appropriations reported out their respective budgets, check out some of the highlights below. The Executive proposal included an additional 3 full-time employees and $1.6 million General Fund for the wildlife management program. The new funding will be used for lab technicians, testing costs and supplies,…

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Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

With thousands of wildlife species moving toward endangerment or extinction a new bill making its way through Congress could give them relief by bringing together unlikely alliances between backers from the oil industry to environmentalists sourcing revenue to save their habitats through oil and gas royalties. This legislation follows the recommendation of a diverse group…

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NRC March Meeting Preview

This Thursday, March 15, 2018, the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) will be meeting at West Walker Sportsman’s Club, Grand Rapids beginning at 9:00 a.m. for their monthly meeting. The NRC Marketing, Partnership, Youth and Outreach Advisory Committee will start the day with presentations on the Michigan Wildlife Council’s campaign, an update on the newly redesigned…

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Action Alert: Ban the Sterilization of Game Species

ACTION ALERT | SUPPORT HOUSE BILL 5321 BAN STERILIZATION OF GAME SPECIES KEEP UP THE PRESSURE: CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE NOW TO SUPPORT HB 5321 The City of Rochester Hills has now joined on to fight the passage of House Bill 5321 — a bill that would ban the sterilization of game species in Michigan. If you are concerned…

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ACTION ALERT | SUPPORT HOUSE BILL 5321 & BAN STERILIZATION OF GAME SPECIES

CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE NOW TO SUPPORT HB 5321 Nearly a month ago, we asked you to call legislators to express your support for House Bill 5321, which would prevent another atrocity like Ann Arbor’s deer sterilization program from being authorized. Since the bill has been referred to a subcommittee led by Representatives Curt VanderWall, Joseph…

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MUCC’s First Presidents’ Dinner a Success

MUCC Executive Director Dan Eichinger elaborates on MUCC’s four pillars — advocacy, education, communication and habitat — during the organization’s first Presidents’ Dinner. Despite frigid temperatures and the heaviest snowfall of the winter season for Central and Southern Michigan, more than 80 club presidents, representatives, staff, board members and their guests braved the weather to…

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Upcoming NRC Preview

This Thursday, February 8, 2018, The Natural Resources Commission (NRC) will be meeting at the Lansing Community College, West Campus Auditorium beginning at 1:00 p.m. for their monthly meeting. The NRC Policy Committee on Wildlife and Fisheries will start the day with presentations from the Fisheries Division, who will be giving an update on the…

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ACTION ALERT | SUPPORT HB 5321 AND BAN STERILIZATION OF GAME

CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE NOW TO SUPPORT HB 5321 Around this time last year, the Michigan DNR gave the City of Ann Arbor the go-ahead to sterilize free-ranging whitetail deer in some parts of the city while culling deer in other parts of the city, all by White Buffalo, Inc., the same company behind the plan…

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Michigan CWD Working Group Releases Report

Last fall the Natural Resources Commission and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources brought together experts on CWD from around the country (and world) to review the latest in science and management principles on CWD. Other states have enacted policies that include: changes in hunting regulations; restrictions or bans on deer carcasses from other states;…

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