Protecting Our Land & Water
There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy and its charm. The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased and not impaired in value.
-Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States
Us Michigander's have a long, intertwined history with our natural surroundings. The indigenous groups who first tamed and named this land Mishigamaa to the long network of off-road trails that currently take us from lake to lake to lake. We have been humbled by the storms that rip across the Great Lakes and remind us of nature's power. We know of the beauty of the forests changing colors as we silently hunt in stands and blinds. We have discovered the bounty of food that the woods and waters provide us; and the calming, healing power these same places provide. As an avid outdoors-man, it would be an honor to work to protect these places for generations to come while also expanding their role in our economy.