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ACT NOW:PROTECT BIODIVERSITY IN MANAGING MI NATURAL RESOURCES!!!
time they are considering legislation that would ban the Department of Natural
Resources from considering "biodiversity" when managing state forest lands,
an important scientific indicator for ecological health. This legislation
would hurt our state's wildlife and natural resources, will diminish the value
of Michigan's public lands in the future, and will send Michigan back
generations by ignoring current science.
the use of current scientific knowledge by Michigan's land managers is
particularly disturbing because our state has more to lose than almost any
place else. There are more different
kinds of habitat and ecosystems here than any place in the lower 48 states
outside of the Pacific Northwest. Our
state's rivers, forests, wildlife openings and other habitats are just
beginning now to recover fully from the era of the lumberjack and land clearing
for farming at the turn of the 19th to 20th centuries.
We need your help to stop this attack
on biodiversity and science! Fill out the form below to send a message to your Michigan House representative and the Governor letting them know that you
oppose this short-sighted legislation.
Please Act Today!
Dear [Decision Maker],
Senate Bill 78 (Casperson) proposes to prevent Michigan's public land managers from using the most up to date scientific knowledge about Michigan's habitats and ecosystems to manage and restore the lands that belong to all the people of Michigan. This legislation would hurt our state's wildlife and natural resources, will diminish the value of Michigan's public lands in the future, and will send Michigan back generations as our professional natural resourcesstaff are banned from using their training, current science and experience to manage Michigan's public lands.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]