Issues

MUCC’s work falls within six “big picture” issue areas and is guided by our member-led grassroots policy process, which determines specific positions on proposed legislation and rule changes.

  1. RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION: Focus more hunter, angler, and trapper recruitment and retention efforts on youth and young adults, guided by program evaluation results and the best available data from state and national studies.
  2. SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT/PROPOSAL G: Utilize relevant research and the best available science to determine natural resource management strategies, which also recognizes public values, attitudes, and preferences. These management strategies must also be stringently enforced to be effective
  3. ACCESS: Ensuring and increasing access to public lands and waters in Michigan, while also supporting programs that encourage access to private lands.
  4. HABITAT: Improve the management and protection of our fisheries, wildlife and recreational assets on state, federal and private lands and waters and improve the coordination among these jurisdictions.
  5. RIGHT TO HUNT, FISH, TRAP, SHOOT: Ensuring that sportsmen and women continue their right to pursue their sport.
  6. ECOLOGICAL THREATS/EMERGING ISSUES: Protecting our outdoor heritage and native species from the impacts of invasive species, climate change, and diseases

MUCC’s work is focused on our mission and core values and is guided by our member-led grassroots policy process, which determines specific positions on proposed legislation and rule changes.

MUCC’s mission: Uniting citizens to conserve, protect and enhance our natural resources and outdoor heritage.

Core Values:

– Protects the rights of the public to hunt, fish, trap and recreate outdoors

– Encourages the public to connect to our outdoor resources through hunting, fishing, trapping and other forms of outdoor recreation.

– Fosters a conservation stewardship ethic in the public.

– Advocates for sustainable conservation practices and resources stewardship through sound scientific management.