Michigan Trout Unlimited supports the ongoing review and modification of Michigan's regulations related to the scientific management of coldwater fisheries and resources to ensure their protection and restoration, and to ensure a broad range of recreational opportunities for the users of those resources.
Big Manistee River Fish Weir proposal
Michigan Trout Unlimited will seek legislative and executive branch support for expanded coldwater habitat preservation and restoration programs in Michigan, including the appropriation of additional funds dedicated to habitat preservation, restoration and improvement.
Michigan Trout Unlimited supports efforts at regional and watershed based land use planning efforts which result in the recognition of the role and function of coldwater systems and undertake efforts to protect those systems.
Michigan Trout Unlimited supports the expansion of the Natural Rivers Program and designation of rivers under the program when such designation will contribute to coldwater habitat protection and restoration efforts.
Michigan Trout Unlimited supports legislation that would recognize the significant contribution to Michigan's communities and citizens made by non-profit organizations engaged in habitat restoration work, and which would create a new permit fee structure which would not place as large an administrative and financial burden on groups undertaking such projects for the public good.