February NRC Preview

February NRC Preview

Sound scientific management could be tested at the Natural Resources Commission (NRC), as information presented at the February meeting will be up for action in March. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 8 at 9:30 a.m. at Lansing Community College West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Drive. Wildlife Conservation Order #1 of 2024 sets furbearer regulations…

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January NRC Recap

January 2024 NRC Recap

The Natural Resources Commission’s first meeting of 2024 wrapped up just before lunch today, with no commissioner items for information or action.  This was the first commission meeting for new commissioner Robin Michigiizhigookwe Clark, who was appointed hours after the December NRC meeting concluded. More on her appointment can be found in MUCC’s December NRC recap HERE. …

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January NRC Preview

January NRC Preview

The Natural Resources Commission returns to work on January 11 at 9 a.m. for the year’s first meeting with no action items on the agenda. This is the first commission meeting for new commissioner Robin Michigiizhigookwe Clark, who was appointed hours after the December NRC meeting concluded. More on her appointment can be found in…

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December NRC Recap, New Commissioners Appointed

Representative Seeks Funding for Sportsmen Against Hunger

Commissioners did not have any action items at the December Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting. Michigan DNR Deer & Elk Specialist Chad Stewart was the most anticipated presentation, presenting to commissioners on the newly-announced Deer Management Initiative (DMI) and an update on reported deer harvest during the 2023 deer season. The DMI is a new…

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December NRC Preview

June NRC meeting preview

Deer season updates will be outlined by deer, elk and moose management specialist Chad Stewart at the upcoming December Natural Resources Commission (NRC) Meeting. The meeting will be held on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 9:30 am at Lansing Community College.  Andrew Briggs of the Fisheries Division will kick off the meeting with the committee’s Lake…

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November 2023 NRC Recap

November 2023 NRC Recap

Commissioners adopted an amended version of the Nyberg Amendment, changing the bag limit for steelhead on 11 streams across Michigan.  In addition to lowering the bag limit on certain streams, the adopted amendment to Fisheries Order 200.23A clarified boundaries to streams in the amendment and removed immediate effect. The amended order, as passed, will now…

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October NRC Recap

October NRC Recap

An update on the legal status of wolves in Michigan, as well the steps going forward were debuted at the October Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting in Escanaba Thursday. NRC Chair Tom Baird requested the update several months ago. The presentation went into detail on both the current legal status of wolves, including where it…

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October NRC Preview

October NRC Preview

A wolf management decision tree requested by commissioners will be unveiled at the October Natural Resources Meeting in Escanaba. The Oct. 12 meeting is scheduled to begin with Coffee with Commissioners from 8 to 9 a.m.  The agenda for the meeting can be found here. While in the UP, commissioners will have pike, warm water…

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September NRC Recap

September NRC Recap

September’s Natural Resource Commission meeting was the first for new director Scott Bowen.  Bowen introduced himself to those in attendance, highlighting his experience at other state agencies, stating that the DNR will by far be the most interesting.   Commissioner Dave Nyberg spoke on a fisheries amendment related to steelhead he is working on and intends…

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September NRC Preview

January NRC Preview

Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) will be presenting to the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) Policy and Governance Committee at the September NRC meeting. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 14 at Lansing Community College West Campus.  MUCC will be presenting policy resolutions passed at the March Annual Convention, and provide…

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