January NRC Recap

Commissioners had no items up for action at the first Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting of 2023.  Acting Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Director Shannon Lott had a trio of action items from the December meeting in front of her. First is the Prairie River Stream Temperature Redesignation Management Area, which would change the designation…

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January NRC Preview

There are no new commission orders on the agenda at the January Natural Resource Commission (NRC) meeting. The first meeting of 2023 will be held next Thursday, January 12 at Lansing Community College at 9 am. No action items are in front of the commissioners this month.    Acting Department of Natural Resources Director Shannon…

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November NRC Preview

Wolves and Proposal G both will be discussed during the November Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting. The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Thursday, November 10 at Lansing Community College West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Drive Lansing, Michigan 48917. Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) Executive Director Amy Trotter and Executive Board President Tim Muir will…

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October NRC Recap

Commissioners voted to redefine what constitutes an artificial fly in Michigan at the October Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting. Fisheries Order 200.23, which defines what an artificial fly is, passed unanimously after one minor amendment submitted by Commissioner Cozad. Fisheries Orders 254.23 was also passed at the October meeting.  Fisheries Order 206.23 was tabled again…

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Senate passes HB 6354, MUCC requests veto

Mandatory deer reporting will likely remain a misdemeanor following both chambers’ political stunts On Wednesday, the Michigan Senate followed the House’s lead and chose to score cheap political points and forgo good policy, the best interests of Michigan’s hunters and Michigan’s natural resources. The Senate passed, on a bipartisan 26-10 vote, an amended version (H-5)…

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October NRC Preview: Turkeys and Wolves Highlight a UP NRC Meeting

The October Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting will be include turkey regulations and a timeline on the wolf management plan. The meeting will be held at Northern Michigan University, located at NC Peninsula II, 1401 Presque Isle Avenue Marquette on October 13, 2022 at 9 a.m. Coffee with commissioners will precede committee meetings at 8…

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September 12, 2022 Policy Update

State Issues MUCC has submitted its official public comment on the proposed expansion of Camp Grayling. We also ran a call to action for citizens to provide comments directly to DNR Director Eichinger, the Governor, and their legislators. This grassroots movement was a huge success generating around 1,200 participants resulting in nearly 4,800 emails to…

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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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September NRC Preview

A number of fisheries orders dominate the agenda at the September Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting. The meeting is scheduled for next Thursday, September 8 at 9 a.m. The meeting will take place at Lansing Community College, located at 5708 Cornerstone Drive. There are three fisheries orders up for action this month. You can learn…

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