To further enhance the education and professional development of students interested in natural resources, through hands on experience in management, research, and public outreach, in an engaging community.
Who We Are
We are a student organization which is passionate about conservation and natural resource management. Although our focus is on fish and wildlife management, we are a group with varied interests in the fields of: ecology, conservation biology, marine biology, plant biology, environmental ethics/philosophy, forestry, zoology, wildlife rehabilitation, outdoor education, environmental policy and sustainability. Our members are pursuing careers as naturalists, fish and wildlife biologists, ecologists, researchers, educators and any occupation that focuses on the unique interaction between humans and the environment.
The club is closely connected to our Fisheries and Wildlife Department here at Michigan State University along with being joint Student Chapters of The Wildlife Society and the American Fisheries Society. It is a way for students to further enrich their educational experience outside of class. We provide members with opportunities to gain valuable field experience, meet with professionals, discuss conservation issues and increase the awareness of nature’s benefit to society through outreach on campus. In order to meet the global challenges that threaten our natural world, we understand that we must learn and apply concepts at the local level. At the end of the day though, we are about having fun! Through social gatherings and outdoor recreation, our members become great friends and this is the biggest reason that our organization continues to thrive.
To provide an opportunity for students to develop as professionals
To promote educational experiences with hands-on activities
To identify and prevent human induced environmental damage
To communicate to the public issues of major concerns
To promote environmental education in forms of outdoor recreation
To promote high ethical standards for the treatment of the environment
The club meets Thursday nights at 6:30 in room 221 in the Natural Resources Building. Anyone can attend meetings and campus events but dues paying members have the opportunity to participate in certain campus events and events at the regional, state and national levels. Dues are $20 for a year and $10 for a semester. We love to see new faces, so come check us out! Explore the rest of our site for more information about the club and sign up for our weekly e-newsletter below.
We are a part of the Michigan State University Fishing Club. We were founded in 1997. We compete every year in the Big Ten Classic on various lakes around the Midwest. In the fall of 2009, we successfully defended our own turf on Lake St. Clair by defeating the rest of the field. All five of our boats filled out limits of smallmouths, with the top three bags going 49.08 lbs. In 2011 we successfully avenged the Big Ten Championship after falling in 2010. We took the championship on a tough Coldwater Lake in Coldwater, MI.
In 2014 we will begin our six year fishing the FLW College Tour. We are looking to be successful on our 2014 campaign fishing in Maryland, Virginia, and New York.
We will also be traveling to fish some of the collegiate bass tournaments including the BASS Under Armor tournament on Guntersville.
We are currently ranked high in the nation in the Boat US standings. We hope to continue our success on this trail on Kentucky Lake later in the year.
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