Local governments continue to oppose expansion of Camp Grayling

A groundswell of local support has been growing as a decision on the Camp Grayling land review could come at any time. In June, the National Guard announced its intention to expand Camp Grayling’s current lease of 148,000 acres to 315,000 acres — more than doubling its existing footprint on public land. MUCC submitted its…

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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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MUCC Submits Public Comment Opposing Camp Grayling

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The nation’s largest statewide conservation organization submitted its official comment regarding the proposed 162,000-acre expansion of Camp Grayling on Thursday. Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) is a grassroots conservation organization whose 30,000-plus members and more than 200 affiliate clubs set the policy for the nonprofit. Since 1937, MUCC has protected the rights of hunters, anglers,…

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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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Does Camp Grayling lease expansion fall within the DNR’s mission?

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Expansion proposal leaves questions unanswered The DNR’s public meeting regarding the proposed lease expansion of Camp Grayling Wednesday left attendees with more questions than answers. The National Guard wants to expand the base’s current lease of 147,000 acres to 309,000 acres — more than doubling its current footprint. In order for the guard to do…

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‘Evolving military training methods’ cited for possible 162,000-acre lease expansion on state lands

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced an extension of the public comment deadline surrounding the 162,000-acre Camp Grayling lease expansion on Michigan public lands. A public meeting will be held tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Kirtland Community College (4800 W. 4 Mile Road, Grayling). Members of the public are welcome to attend and…

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On the Ground: MUCC Partners with NWTF and Camp Grayling to Continue Northern Michigan Wildlife Openings Enhancement Project

On Saturday, October 2, 2021, Michigan United Conservation Clubs’ On the Ground (OTG) program partnered with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and Camp Grayling to plant 100 mast-producing trees throughout multiple openings within Camp Grayling. A group of 31 volunteers met at the Grayling DNR Field Office Saturday morning before traveling as a group…

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