The Value of Mast-Producing Trees

The OTG program is no stranger to planting trees. If you have joined us for one of our tree planting projects, you may have heard the term “mast-producing trees”. Mast-producing trees are favored for some projects, bringing up the questions: What are masting trees, and what are the benefits? What is Mast-Producing Vegetation Mast-producing plants…

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Michigan Legislature Approves Supplemental Including $100,000 for Pheasant Release Program

On Wednesday, the legislature approved a small but important appropriation for Michigan pheasant hunters. Legislators reached a deal on a $1 billion supplemental appropriation bill, SB 844, which includes $100,000 of pheasant license monies for fiscal year 2022 for the Michigan pheasant release program. This is in addition to the already approved fiscal year 2023…

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September 12, 2022 Policy Update

State Issues MUCC has submitted its official public comment on the proposed expansion of Camp Grayling. We also ran a call to action for citizens to provide comments directly to DNR Director Eichinger, the Governor, and their legislators. This grassroots movement was a huge success generating around 1,200 participants resulting in nearly 4,800 emails to…

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September NRC Recap

The Natural Resources Commission (NRC) passed three fisheries orders at its September meeting Thursday. The fourth order up for action, Fisheries Order 206.23 was tabled to get more public input from Upper Peninsula residents at the October meeting.  The orders mostly changed regulations for some warm water species and waters, and addressed some spawning closures.…

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September NRC Preview

A number of fisheries orders dominate the agenda at the September Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting. The meeting is scheduled for next Thursday, September 8 at 9 a.m. The meeting will take place at Lansing Community College, located at 5708 Cornerstone Drive. There are three fisheries orders up for action this month. You can learn…

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August 29th Policy Insider

State Issues MUCC has submitted its official public comment on the proposed expansion of Camp Grayling. The DNR has updated the expansion FAQ, and public comment is still open. Members of the public should get their comments submitted by the end of August. MUCC opposes the expansion of Camp Grayling except in a national emergency,…

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Consumers Energy seeking public comment on dam plans

Consumers Energy is hosting a series of public meetings regarding the 13 dams they operate across Michigan to receive comment regarding the structures’ fates. Residents are encouraged to attend and share input and guide decision making regarding these hydroelectric dams. If you engage in fishing, paddling, boating, or anyone concerned about water quality, then consider…

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Michigan DNR releases updated Camp Grayling Expansion FAQ

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On August 12, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released an updated FAQ page about the proposed Camp Grayling expansion. The original FAQ page left pertinent and substantive questions unanswered and was revised to better speak to the concerns being raised by Michigan residents. In June, the National Guard announced its intention to expand…

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Sportsmen for Youth

MUCC will have a booth at the Sportsmen for Youth event in Muskegon. Have you ever wanted to learn more about outdoor sports? This is the perfect event to do so. Bring your family and enjoy the collective efforts of many sportsmen organizations. The day will comprise of multiple educational booths and activities to promote…

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