Tag Archives: Conservation

Government agencies to spend $74 million on Asian carp control

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, Mich. – Federal and state agencies intend to spend $74.2 million over the next two years to keep Asian Carp out of the Great Lakes. New control techniques are being developed and a third electrical … Continue reading

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DNR: Gray wolves have spread across entire Upper Peninsula

By Howard Meyerson GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – One or more wolf packs now live in every Upper Peninsula county, having spread from west to east over the past 20 years. Most –for now – are concentrated in Western counties, according … Continue reading

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Lead and Loons

By Howard Meyerson Τom Cooley has examined a lot of dead loons during the past 27 years. They appear every year, dead on beaches and inland lakes where cottage owners, researchers, national park volunteers, or Michigan Department of Natural Resources … Continue reading

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DNR: No benefits from steelhead net pen experiment

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, Mich. – A 3-year experiment to determine if steelhead survival improves when hatchery-born yearlings are allowed to acclimate in a pen before being released to open water showed no benefit, according to state officials who … Continue reading

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Officials examine fish farming in the Great Lakes

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, MI – Whether commercial fish farms will be allowed operate on Michigan’s Great Lakes waters is a question far from being answered, but state officials say it is being considered. A Blue-Ribbon scientific advisory panel … Continue reading

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Researchers considering non-toxic lamprey control on northern Michigan waters

By Howard Meyerson Federal researchers working to control sea lampreys in the Cheboygan River Watershed are considering a chemical-free approach starting in 2017. The four-year experiment would involve releasing sterile male lampreys in the Pigeon, Maple and Sturgeon Rivers. All … Continue reading

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Artist looks to fund Alaskan painting expedition

Canoeing and painting are the backbone of Rob Mullen’s life. The West Bolton, Vermont expedition artist and executive director of  the Wilderness River Expedition Art Fellowship, a non-profit he founded to encourage artists to immerse themselves in wild, natural terrain, … Continue reading

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Federal wildlife & fisheries funding expected

By Howard Meyerson Michigan is slated to receive more than $37.5 million in federal funding for fisheries, wildlife and hunter education programs in 2015 – another high-mark year but that could change. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced … Continue reading

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Salmon season outlook full of uncertainty

By Howard Meyerson The 2015 salmon season is just getting underway and what anglers can expect remains uncertain. Lake Michigan fishing typically picks up in May but just where in the lake depends on water temperature. And so far lake … Continue reading

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Trout size limit reduced on Type 4 Michigan streams, tightened on coaster streams

By Howard Meyerson Trout anglers headed out for the 2015 fishing season can now keep 7-inch brook trout  caught on any of Michigan’s Type 4 trout streams. The Natural Resources Commission approved a new regulation in April reducing the minimum … Continue reading

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