Tag Archives: Conservation

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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State senators seek to get tougher on poachers

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, Mich. — Two Michigan senators want to send a tough message to poachers and wild animal traffickers in Michigan. They recently introduced legislation calling for tougher penalties and higher restitution paid to the state when a … Continue reading

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Climate Change: Shifting Climate, Shifting Birds

By Howard Meyerson Adam Byrne had the good fortune last year to observe a nesting pair of Blue Grosbeaks. He wasn’t in Tennessee, Florida or other southern state where they commonly sing their songs. He found them in Kalamazoo County—once … Continue reading

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Dexter’s Mill Creek: Trout fishers have a new place to go

By Howard Meyerson Trout fishing opened on designated trout streams Saturday and anglers were out celebrating on iconic trout waters, such as the Pere Marquette, AuSable and Big Manistee rivers. But a group of Ann Arbor area anglers plans to … Continue reading

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Birding trails and festivals abound for Michigan bird-watchers

By Howard Meyerson Peggy Ridgway is no laggard when it comes to organizing bird-watching events. The 73-year-old retired Oscoda school teacher founded the Tawas Point Birding Festival that celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. The popular Lake Huron shoreline event, … Continue reading

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Grand Rapids’ Nature Centers Offer Outdoorsy Fun For All Ages

By Howard Meyerson Two minutes from the traffic on East Beltline Avenue is a peaceful, natural setting full of surprises. In spring the woods fill with natural sounds – sweet bird songs by day and a chorus of frogs and … Continue reading

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