Resource Stewards - Continuing a Tradition of Service

MRS president Koch co-signed a letter regarding Enbridge's proposal for modifications to Pipeline 5 under the Mackinac Straits. Check it out in the Priority Topics page.

The next Board of Directors and membership meeting of the Resource Stewards is scheduled for Tuesday December 6, 2016 at Jay's Sporting Goods store in Clare. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. The agenda for this meeting will be posted in the Members page in November. Several recent items have been added to the Priority Topics and Position Papers web pages.

All members are urged to attend as many meetings as possible. Attendance, support, and participation in Stewards issues are critical to the success of our organization and protection of our precious natural resources.

Recent letters and reports written by fisheries experts within the Stewards and other organizations regarding commercial aquaculture pens in the Great Lakes have been added to the Position Papers page. These papers offer excellent scientific analysis and comments about this environmentally-damaging potential use of Great Lakes waters.

Membership dues payable to Stewards' treasurer Jim De Clerck. If you are not a member but interested in possibly joining the Stewards information about membership can be obtained by contacting Resource Stewards Treasurer De Clerck at:

The Michigan Resource Stewards is an organization founded by natural resource and environmental professionals who spent years working or volunteering in the public and private sectors managing and protecting our natural resources and environment. The organization was formed in 1997 to continue the fight for protection of our environment and natural resources by the same people who had dedicated their working lives to this noble objective. 

Since its inception the Michigan Resource Stewards has earned a strong reputation as an organization that uses sound science in arriving at positions on a wide variety of conservation and environmental issues. Individual members have testified before various commissions, boards and legislative committees, and serve on a variety of work groups to share the expertise and experience they have accumulated over decades of hands-on involvement. The Stewards strongly oppose at every turn the politicization of resource management, or decisions based on unscientific principles, and are a respected and outspoken voice on behalf of the long-term use and conservation of Michigan's natural resources. 

The Resource Stewards is an active member of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs. The Stewards bring an immeasurable amount of hands-on professional experience and credibility in all aspects of conservation and environmental protection, in both the public and private sectors.

MI Resource Stewards home page Priority Topics Members Page Contact Information Position Papers Resolution Links