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Six state forest campgrounds to reopen: New access for equestrians, paddlers and anglers

By Howard Meyerson The start of spring is still 10 days out and deep snows in the north country could well mean a slow start for Michigan’s camping season, but state officials are moving forward this week to expand Michigan’s State … Continue reading

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Boardman River Dam Removal Project Moves to Phase 2

By Howard Meyerson Even though deep snow now blankets most of the state, work is underway to continue restoration efforts on Boardman River. The projected $17 million to $19 million project that will result in the removal of three dams … Continue reading

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Four or more state forest campgrounds to be reopened in 2014

By Howard Meyerson Campers who like rustic state forest campgrounds will have a few more choices in 2014. State officials are planning to reopen at least four of 12 that were closed in 2009 due to budget constraints. It’s an … Continue reading

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Moving on: Boardman River dam removal goes into Phase II

  By Howard Meyerson TRAVERSE CITY – Anglers and paddlers can once again access the Boardman River in the vicinity of the former Brown Bridge Dam which was removed in the fall and winter of 2012. State and other officials … Continue reading

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Dam Removal: Toxics migrate upstream with Great Lakes fish

Here’s a scenario. You catch a brook trout in a seemingly clear and clean stream. There is no industry to speak of, but the stream is open to Great Lakes salmon that come up and spawn and die in the … Continue reading

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Boardman River washout: fish, wildlife impacts not serious

By Howard Meyerson Wildlife and fish habitat on the Boardman River was hit hard by a five foot deep surge of water on October 6 when a 20-foot draw-down of Brown Bridge Dam pond got out of control. State and other officials … Continue reading

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Free Running: Brown Bridge Dam to come out summer 2012

By Howard Meyerson Traverse City, Mich. — Come summer, if all goes as planned, the waters of the Boardman River will for the first time in 91 years begin to flow naturally down to Lake Michigan. State and federal officials … Continue reading

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