Release: MUCC Thanks AG for Opinion Protecting Natural Resources Trust Fund

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette issued a formal Attorney General Opinion today that the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund could not be used for dredging projects, which are considered maintenance. The Michigan Constitution states that the Natural Resources Trust Fund can only be used for acquisition and development of public outdoor recreation lands, but does…

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MUCC STATEMENT: Senate’s Scientific Wildlife Management Package Is Needed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2013 Contact: Tony Hansen, MUCC 269-420-9510 thansen@mucc.org   MUCC Statement on Scientific Wildlife Management Package LANSING –Michigan United Conservation Clubs commends the introduction of the 2013 Scientific Wildlife Management Package in the Michigan Senate. Introduced by Senator Tom Casperson of Escanaba, the 2013 Scientific Wildlife Management Package includes a number…

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RELEASE: MUCC Statement on Wolf Petition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 26, 2013 Contact: Tony Hansen, Chief Information Officer; thansen@mucc.org 269-420-9510 Statement from MUCC Executive Director Erin McDonough On Anti-Hunter’s Petition Collection Process “We are not surprised that the group ‘Keep Wolves Protected’ was successful at purchasing the signatures required for a ballot referendum with funds provided by the anti-hunting organization, Humane…

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RELEASE: Rep. LaFontaine to Participate in Sportsmen’s Town Hall

MUCC, Richmond Sportsmen’s Club hosting House Natural Resources Chair for Public Forum LANSING – Michigan United Conservation Clubs and Richmond Sportsmen’s Club will host a Sportsmen’s Town Hall featuring State Representative Andrea LaFontaine, R–Columbus Township, who chairs the House Committee on Natural Resources. The public town hall meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March…

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Michigan On-the-Ground Seeks Volunteers for Fish, Wildlife Habitat

A new public-private partnership wants to improve fish and wildlife habitat with the help of the people most connected to the resource. Michigan On-the-Ground, a partnership between Michigan United Conservation Clubs and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife and Fisheries Divisions, is recruiting hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts to volunteer for on-the-ground habitat improvement…

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RELEASE: MUCC Statement on Governor’s Proposed DNR Budget, License Changes

Michigan’s outdoors plays a vital role in Michigan’s prosperity and that was clearly  evident in several of the recommendations highlighted in Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s proposed 2014 budget. During his budget unveiling Thursday, Gov. Snyder announced recommendations that address three key areas of concern to our members: Conservation funding, fish and game law enforcement and…

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RELEASE: NRC Hears Wolf Status Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2013 Contact: Amy Trotter, Resource Policy Manager atrotter@mucc.org 517.331.1909 NRC Hears Wolf Status Update Wolf Season Structure Could Be Proposed By Early Summer A presentation during the January meeting of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission outlined a process that could produce recommendations by early summer for a potential wolf season….

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RELEASE: MUCC Praises Legislature for Passing Wolf Bill

Lansing, MI — The Michigan House of Representatives passed SB 1350 on December 12, 2012 to declare wolves a game species in Michigan. The bill authorizes the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) to create a wolf hunting season and establishes an advisory board to examine wolf management options. The bill has been presented to the Governor to sign into…

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RELEASE: MUCC on Changes at the Natural Resources Commission

MUCC Thanks Outgoing NRC Chairman for his Commitment to Youth and Conservation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 13, 2012 Contact:          Erin McDonough (517) 775-9500 LANSING, MI — Today, Governor Snyder announced that Natural Resources Commission (NRC) Chairman Tim Nichols will be stepping down from his position and Commissioner J.R. Richardson from Ontonagon will be taking…

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RELEASE: MUCC: Court Ruling An Attack On Shooting Range Rights

MUCC: Court Ruling is Attack on Shooting Range Rights   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 26, 2012 Contact:         Kent Wood – (517) 346-6462             LANSING, MI — Michigan citizens have the statutory right to operate a shooting range without fear of nuisance lawsuits. That right was granted under protections established in 1989 with the passage of…

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MUCC Statement on Land Cap Bill Signing

MUCC: Land Cap Bill Follow-Through Expected Group Receives Commitment From Gov. Snyder That Management Strategy Will Be Completed, Implemented and Cap Lifted FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 3, 2012 Contact:          Erin McDonough (517) 775-9500 Kent Wood – (231) 883-4374 LANSING, MI — Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) today thanks Governor Rick Snyder for committing to…

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MUCC Names 2012 Conservation Awards Honorees

Ken Kelly, Bob’s Gun and Tackle Named Outstanding Conservationists; MNRTF Inducted Into Conservation Hall of Fame FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 25, 2012 Contact:          Erin McDonough (517) 775-9500 LANSING, MI — As part  of its Annual Convention, Michigan United Conservation Clubs celebrated its 75th anniversary with a special event that featured an awards ceremony honoring…

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RELEASE: MUCC Statement on New DNR Director

MUCC Urges DNR To Continue Plans for Change Group Welcomes New Director To Position FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 25, 2012 Contact:          Erin McDonough (517) 775-9500 LANSING, MI — Today, Governor Snyder announced that Keith Creagh, former Director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development will become the new Director of the Department…

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