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Protect Michigan's Biodiversity

Help Shape Michigan's Future!

ACT NOW:PROTECT BIODIVERSITY IN MANAGING MI NATURAL RESOURCES!!!

This 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.

Banning 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! 

Recipients

  • Your Governor
  • Your State Representative or Representatives

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Message

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 resources
staff are banned from using their training, current science and experience to manage Michigan's public lands.



SB 78 undermines the principles of sound natural resource management and is a direct attack on science. Please OPPOSE SB 78, the anti-biodiversity bill.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]


  

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