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Led by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Michigan United Conservation Clubs, the Michigan Teaming with Wildlife Coalition includes wildlife biologists, hunters & anglers, birdwatchers, nature-based businesses and other conservationists.
Michigan’s Diverse Lands, Waters, and Wildlife
Water dominates Michigan’s landscape - from the surrounding Great Lakes to 11,000 inland lakes, and 36,000 miles of rivers and streams, Michigan has more freshwater shoreline than any other state in the Nation. Forest cover much of the undeveloped land in the Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula, while grasslands and other open lands are more common in southern Michigan. Each year, Kirtland’s Warblers return to the only nesting area they’ve ever know - in northern Michigan’s jack pine forests.
Despite these idyllic anecdotes, Michigan’s action plan has identified 20 statewide threats to the health of Michigan’s wildlife, with invasive species and habitat fragmentation noted as highest priority threats. Fortunately, if we invest in the Michigan Wildlife Action Plan today, we can conserve wildlife and vital natural areas for future generations.
A Powerful Coalition to Conserve our Wildlife Heritage
More than 85 organizations and businesses from across Michigan have come together to spread the word about the Michigan Wildlife Action Plan and to secure the funding it needs for success. YOU CAN HELP by joining the coalition, engaging organizations in your community and urging our elected officials to support the federal State Wildlife Grants Program and legislation providing long-term, dedicated funding for wildlife conservation and related education and recreation.