Following his election to the Michigan Senate in 2010, Senator Mike Green was pivotal in reviving the Michigan Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus (MLSC) which now boasts 85 legislator members.
MLSC is a very active caucus directly engaged with sportsmen’s groups from throughout the state, hosting regular meetings, special outdoor events and public policy discussions. The caucus’ growth, presence and participation in numerous policy victories for Michigan sportsmen helped earn it the Heritage Award at the 2013 National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC) Annual Summit.
Since his service in the Michigan House from 1995-2001, Senator Green has been one of the strongest supporters of sportsmen’s issues in the state. He has provided leadership on the Department of Natural Resources budget, strengthened protections for shooting ranges and domestic cervidae farms, hunting and fishing license reform, improved conservation and wildlife preservation programs, efforts to combat invasive species, and the legislature’s approval of the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act of 2014.
Senator Green is an avid hunter who enjoys pursuing North American game of all types throughout Michigan and the entire nation, evidence of which decorates his entire Capitol office. As a sportsman, former farmer and custom log business owner, he is guided in his leadership and legislative role by a unique understanding of wildlife management, conservation, natural resources and agriculture issues.
In addition to NASC, Senator Green is an active member of the National Rifle Association, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Ducks Unlimited and Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners (MCRGO). He has earned top legislative awards from MCRGO, Safari Club International, Michigan United Conservation Clubs, Michigan Aquaculture Association, Michigan Farm Bureau and others.
"Sportsmen and women are critical to preserving our heritage and way of life, strengthening families, growing our economy and protecting our ecosystem. The importance of their issues cannot be overstated and are my top priority as a legislator.”
Sen. Green hunting his favorite game, North American elk
Your opinion counts
What do you support as a means to either complement or enhance the funding state fish and wildlife agencies receive through the American System of Conservation Funding? (To learn more about the options below, visit CSF's issue briefs)Vote Here
- Increase the price of hunting and fishing licenses, tags, permits or stamps (8.97%)
- Create new species-specific stamps (e.g. trout stamp) (3.85%)
- Implement a conservation stamp for non-consumptive users (e.g. hikers, bikers, birdwatchers, etc.) that use state-owned lands (30.77%)
- Adopt a Conservation Sales Tax at the state level on all taxable goods, with the funds allocated for conservation projects (15.38%)
- Adopt a Dedicated Sales Tax on Outdoor Goods (a state-level tax on outdoor goods similar to the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs) (23.08%)
- The creation of non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for state wildlife agencies (17.95%)