Conservationists from across the state convened for the September MUCC Conservation Policy Board meeting held in Cadillac last weekend. 

Resolutions that were given the thumbs up to be discussed at the MUCC Annual Convention included supporting the Freedom of Information Act when it does not impede with fair chase and encouraging non-lead alternatives to ammunition and fishing gear whenever possible. 

The MUCC Conservation Policy Board assists MUCC in carrying out the organization’s mission: uniting citizens to conserve, protect and enhance Michigan’s natural resources and outdoor heritage. 

Any member of MUCC is able to submit a resolution to the conservation policy board that, if passed, would move on to the MUCC Annual Convention. If passed at convention, the resolution would guide MUCC staff in Lansing. Whether that be supporting the use of non-lead alternatives or to support increased funding for the Great Lakes, you have a voice in the way MUCC supports you as a sportsman or woman.

Members submitting resolutions are given the opportunity to defend/explain their resolution during policy board meetings. Contact MUCC Policy Assistant Ian FitzGerald at ifitzgerald@mucc.org  to receive more information about the grassroots process.

The MUCC Annual Convention will be held in Sault Ste. Marie June 26-28, 2020. There, delegates from clubs from across the state will debate and decide the fate of resolutions passed during the quarterly policy board meetings. There were two resolutions that were rejected this past weekend in Cadillac, but they could again be brought forward during the December MUCC Conservation Policy Board meeting, which will take place on Dec. 7 at the Hillsdale Conservation Club.

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