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Deanne Bednar

Mar 1, 2021, 7:34:02 PM3/1/21
Hi Friends.  I love Sandhill Crane. March 1 & 2nd  are the days left to call our senators to oppose making Sandhill Crane a game bird in Michigan. 
Sandhill Cranes

ASK Please call your senator - ask them to OPPOSE SR 20 and SR 30. https://www.senate.gov/senators/senators-contact.htm

This coming Wednesday, March 3rd at 8:30am a Vote for making SANDHILL CRANE a GAME BIRD is scheduled to be heard. 

Why  we believe Sandhill Crane should NOT be a game bird: 

Sandhill Crane mate for life and have just 1-3 chicks a year (compared to  wild turkey that has 12-13 chicks a year.)  They migrate and need to be protected in all states in order to maintain their population . Sandhill Crane are a species that need protection. More here:    All About Cranes 

  Find facts about Sandhill cranes here www.SongbirdProtection.com and see links below on where to send your emails to.

1.     Please call your senator - ask them to OPPOSE SR 20 and SR 30. Ask them to call/email you on how they plan to vote on SR 20. Find your state senator here https://www.senate.michigan.gov/fysbyaddress.html

 2.     Please email your letter of opposition to the Senate NRC Committee here Ofc...@senate.michigan.gov

 3.     If your group or organization would like to sign on to a coalition letter, please contact us at con...@songbirdprotection.com

 See members of the Natural Resource Committee here https://committees.senate.michigan.gov/details?com=NATRES&sessionId=14




Michigan Audubon Action Alert


Protect Sandhill Cranes:
Tell Your Senator and the Senate NRC to OPPOSE Senate Resolution 20 on March 3, 2021 


Chapters, Members, and Friends,

In our 117-year history, Michigan Audubon has persistently protected and advocated for the Sandhill Crane, and you have helped us do so. Today, we’re asking for your help in swiftly acting to oppose Michigan Senate Resolution 20 to designate the Sandhill Crane a game species and establish a Sandhill Crane hunting season in Michigan. 

The science hasn’t changed, and neither has the logic behind protecting the Sandhill Crane under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The Sandhill Crane is NOT a suitable game species in the state of Michigan, period.

On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at 8:30 a.m., the Michigan Senate Natural Resources Committee will hear Senate Resolution 20, which encourages the Michigan Natural Resources Commission to authorize sport hunting of the Sandhill Crane. 

The senators proposing this resolution have fast-tracked it to avoid public input — don’t let them avoid hearing your voice and open fire on Michigan Sandhill Cranes.


You can help Michigan’s Sandhill Cranes by taking the following actions right away: 

  1. Call your state senator and ask them to oppose Senate Resolution 20. You can ask your senator for a follow-up email or call to let you know how they plan to urge the Senate Natural Resources Committee to vote on SR 20 on March 3.
  2. Write a statement opposing SR 20 and email it to the Senate Natural Resources Committee at ofc...@senate.michigan.gov on or before March 2, 2021.
  3. Share the word, resources, and links below on social media or with your friends on email. 




Michigan Audubon Chapters

Your chapter’s name WILL be listed on Michigan Audubon’s letter opposing SR 20. Your chapter leadership is encouraged to consider writing and submitting additional statements opposing SR 20 as well before the hearing on March 3. Please encourage your members and supporters to do the same!


Groups or Organizations Not Officially Affiliated With Michigan Audubon

We invite you to reach out if you would like to sign on to Michigan Audubon’s official statement that will be shared via testimony on March 3. If your group wants to sign on, please let us know at bi...@michiganaudubon.org before 10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27.


Helpful Links & Resources 

Who are the members of the Senate Natural Resources Committee? 

How do I find my state senator?  

Why the Sandhill Crane is Not a Suitable Game Species 






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