May 2024 NRC Recap

May 2024 NRC Recap

Former Commissioner Carol Rose was recognized for her service to the commission at the May Natural Resource Commission (NRC) meeting today. Commissioner Rose served on the commission from 2020-2023, including serving as chair for a portion of her term. Other highlights of the Director’s report featured a presentation from Brian Frawley on the 2023 Deer…

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May 2024 NRC Preview

May 2024 NRC Preview

The May Natural Resources Commission (NRC) will receive a preliminary report from the Deer Management Initiative (DMI) at the May 9 meeting. The meeting will be held at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Acme, beginning with coffee with commissioners at 8 a.m. The DMI wrapped up with the conclusion of the UP DMI…

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On the Ground: Garlic Mustard Pull at Saugatuck Dunes State Park

On Saturday, April 20, 2024, On the Ground partnered with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Parks and Recreation Division to host a garlic mustard removal day at Saugatuck Dunes State Park. Although it was a windy day, 24 volunteers came out to help eradicate this plant and improve habitat for Michigan’s wildlife. Garlic…

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MUCC supported wake boat legislation introduced

MUCC supported wake boat legislation introduced

MUCC-supported legislation regulating the use of wake boats was introduced in the Michigan House of Representatives.  House Bill 5532, sponsored by Rep. Julie Rogers (D-Kalamazoo), sets a basic framework of where large wake-producing boats can operate without damaging lake ecology or lake bottom structure. The legislation would require operating distances of at least 500 feet…

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April NRC Preview

Deer Management Initiative (DMI) updates are scheduled at the upcoming April Natural Resources Commission (NRC) Meeting. The meeting, on Thursday, April 11, will be held in the Gannon Building at the Lansing Community College downtown campus, located at 600 N. Grand Ave Lansing, MI, and is set to start at 9:00 a.m. The Fisheries Committee’s…

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On the Ground: Spring Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking for a way to give back and help improve wildlife habitat this spring? Look no further! On the Ground has many volunteer opportunities available throughout April and into May. Now is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine and warmer weather while improving public lands here in Michigan. We…

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Conservation organization files suit against resources commission

The fight for the future of our outdoor heritage has come to Michigan

On March 28, the nation’s largest statewide conservation organization filed suit against the Natural Resources Commission (NRC), challenging the three-month closure of the coyote hunting season. At the March NRC, the commission, in a 4-2 vote, voted to close the coyote hunting season from April 16 through July 14 through the adoption of Wildlife Conservation…

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Garlic Mustard: The Edible Invasive

Have you ever heard of an invasive species that you can eat? Now you have! Garlic mustard, also called poor man’s mustard, hedge garlic, and garlic root, is an invasive species of plant found across the northern United States. It hails from Europe and Asia and was introduced to the United States in the 1800s…

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