Outdoorama Starts Next Week

It is almost that time of year again. Time for the annual staff pilgrimage to Novi for Outdoorama. Outdoorama has been going on in the Detroit area for more than 50 years.  This year it is once again combined with the Lakefront and Cottage living show.  Your admission to one of these shows gives you…

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November NRC Preview

Michigan United Conservation Clubs board voted to oppose lower steelhead bag limits at the upcoming November Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting. The meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 9:30 am at Lansing Community College.  Commissioners will consider one order: the MUCC-opposed amendment to proposed Fisheries Order 200.23A that would lower the bag…

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Great Lakes decree put in place despite stakeholders’ and anglers’ objections

A federal judge accepted a proposed consent decree controlling five sovereign Michigan Tribes, the federal government and the state, overruling evidence that expanded gillnetting would negatively impact the Great Lakes. In handing down his order, Judge Paul Maloney rejected the Coalition to Protect Michigan Resource’s claim that biological harm is likely to happen to the resource and…

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On the Ground: Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for a fun, family-friendly way to connect with your public lands? Come out and volunteer for wildlife with On the Ground this summer! Click below to view our upcoming events: Saturday, July 15 – Annual Manistee River Clean-Up with Steelhead Manifesto, Manistee County – Register HERE Saturday, August 26 – Mast-Producing Tree and Shrub Planting at…

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Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth Camp is Underway

It is hard to believe, but the Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth camp is already in its second week of operation for the 2023 season. Currently, we are hosting more than 30 9-11 year-olds for a week of overnight camp down at Cedar Lake. Last week we had 35-day campers join us to learn new outdoor skills…

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Senate passes commercial guiding legislation

January 2024 NRC Recap

The Michigan Senate, on a bipartisan vote, passed stakeholder-led commercial guiding legislation Thursday morning. Commercial guiding in Michigan is woefully unregulated – nothing currently exists in statute to prevent serial poachers from posing as legitimate guides. Senate Bills 103, 104, SB 105 aim to address that, though still need to pass through a House committee…

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The summer volunteer event you’ve been waiting for! Join us for our Annual Manistee River Clean-Up on July 15

Join MUCC’s On the Ground (OTG) program in partnership with Steelhead Manifesto as we clean-up trash in and around the Manistee River starting and ending at the High Bridge Boat Launch in Brethren. Volunteers are needed on Saturday, July 15 from 9am to noon (please arrive 5-10 minutes early to sign-in and pick-up supplies). Find more…

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Commercial Guiding Bills: What’s Myth and What’s Fact?

The Senate Natural Resources and Agriculture Committee passed out an MUCC-supported commercial guiding package (SBs 103,104 and 105) today.  Commercial guiding in Michigan is woefully unregulated. Nothing in state law prevents a serial poacher or felon from guiding. For more than 10 years, Michigan United Conservation Clubs has worked to provide much-needed sideboards for an…

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On the Ground: Volunteers remove hundreds of pounds of trash from the Clinton River Watershed

On Saturday, April 15, 2023, 28 volunteers gathered at Beaudette Park in Pontiac, Michigan to take part in the Clinton River Watershed Clean-Up hosted by MUCC’s On the Ground (OTG) program and the Metro-West Steelheaders. Once the clean-up started, volunteers broke off into smaller groups to remove trash from around the park including the forested…

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