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4 2. National "coordination" committee: to include National Executive Board, National Directors, state and regional presidents and secretaries, Arms and Ammunition Institute, Committee on American Wild-Life Policy, American Game Survey, U. S. Biological Survey, Asociation of Fish and Game Commissioners, Societies of mammologists, ichthyologists and orni- thologists, etc. Functions. to apply prooddure of project and to build league membership to carry out local and state programs in accordance with ocorrelation" principle, 3, Technica committee: This would naturally split up into groups as follows: (1) those persons who live in Lansing; (2) those who live at Ann Arbor (University) and( 3) those in other towns and outside of the state. The local members will probably have most to do with the actual conduct of the work. Membership: Staff of the Game Division, Michigan Conservation Department; members of the faculty of the Zoology Depart- ment, MiLhigan State College; members of the faculty of the School of Forestry & Conservation, University of Michigan; representatives of the U. S. Biological Survey, probably Mr. Grange, Mr. Leopold and cer- tain members of the Michigan Academy of Science. 4. Field councils would include the same personnel as the Technical committee, along with the members of the national and local control comr- mittees. Field assistants and research workers. 5. State Policy committee to have large composite membership, to in- clude the technioal and control committees. State division board of Governors, Institute of Fisheries Research, Fish Division of Conserva- tion Department, members of Conservation Commission and representatives of other conservation and sportsmen's organizations. This organi- zation would be parallel to the national Coordination committee, and to the oommittee on American Wild-Life Policy, and would function as an "advisory oomservation committee", which is so highly desired. This would take the place of the former "Miohigan Conservation Council", headed bb Herbert Stace. It is believed best to tie up any state.wide council to definite projects. Otherwise this body might become more of a nuisance than benefit. POLICY REPORT TO GOVERNOR AND LEGISLATORS-ELECT This will be a sequel to the pamphlet entitled, "Michigan's Game and Hunting Situation". FEATURES OF THE REPORT CONTEMPLATED: 1. Stabilization of conservation administration through retention of personnel and correlation of methods. Public acceptance of correlated methods necessary. 2. Plea for factual procedure and experimentation within well-defined bounds. Efforts will be made to head off "barber shop" biologists. 3. Advocacy of a system of small well-distributed wild-life refuges throughout the farm-game territory to permit a 30-day pheasant huntnN season. Conserl oao~ftga~ n8lvisýiOfgnrty to inaugurat6 a long season a'
-9 Ad voacoy of aployment of student assistants and for officlal parti- aipation in the "environmental control' method. PLAN FOR RUFFE~D GROUSE AND PRAIRIE CHlICKEN PROJECT' It is desiredeto support the School of Foresty & Conservation of th Univerity of iMichigan, Which evidently oani play only a secondary role in. this project. Also, endeavor should be made to siae-tros.t attempts to inveigle the Conservation Deptment into suh 'hopeless projects as t props tionl anrd disetributifon of AwildR turkeys and Introductin of exotios, with consequen waste of time, money and effort. It i s evident that we should endeavor to mke te most of what we already have, notably nlat ive species suc as ruffed grouse. AwoQdingly, it is planned to promoteq a ruffed grouse and prair'ie chicken project throug cooperaItion of the Univer'sity~, and De- partment and oertain c iaptes o the Michigan Didv ion. There isa a 4,,500 &oare state game. refuge near Midland,i wiih which the Midland,
muskrt, grous. nMd pairie chi.cken. There is a good house on the property, formerly used by the "tkeeper". This loati~on would4 be suitable for' an experiment such as carier.d on now by Dr Gar'di~ner Bumkp of Now York- It I.s proposed4 to have the Wolverine State Chapter and the Chapers t Pontiac, Flint,, Saginaw, Bay City a~nd Midland, aend Grand Rapdsand such oter as my wa~nt to join in, to finance two fe~llow-~ ships ina the School of Forestry & Conservation for conducti~ng a wil~d- land cover' mana~gement project on the Mid4land refuge. This would be a. state proect, but would Illustrate bow, the proeedure of this principal project canm be adapted and applied. VOCA¶TIONAL COURSE AT ML. It, a. It is expected that the Wolveri~ne State Chapter will f inance the four scholarships for the voca~tional field worklers. It is planned to us