Tag Archives: Huron-Manistee National Forest

National Forest proposes temporarily closing some roads for non-motorized winter trails

By Howard Meyerson Michigan mushers eventually might get a long and safe trail system for running their dogs and for training in the Huron-Manistee National Forest. A Forest Service proposal to close about 3.5 miles of National Forest roads in … Continue reading

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Loda Lake National Wildflower Sanctuary: America’s one and only

By Howard Meyerson WHITE CLOUD, MI — April showers normally bring May flowers, but this year’s weather hardly has been normal. Lingering winter conditions and the late onset of spring delayed the usual early-season blooms at Loda Lake National Wildflower … Continue reading

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Popular Pine River sand slide no more

A hugely popular 150-foot Pine River sand slide got special treatment from the U.S. Forest Service recently. Forest officials cut down a number of trees on the bank rim and located them along the barren slide  hoping to reduce sand … Continue reading

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Playing rough: Illegal ORV use overwhelms law enforcement and restoration efforts

By Howard Meyerson TWIN LAKES, MI – With the Labor Day holiday weekend ahead, often a last-hurrah for outdoor weekend warriors, Manistee National Forest staffers say they plan to be on alert for rogue off-road-vehicle riders in the forest. By … Continue reading

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Anglers, boaters encouraged to fight invasives

By Howard Meyerson Hose them down! That’s the message Huron-Manistee National Forest staffers hope anglers and boaters will take away from demonstration projects planned this summer at boat launches on Houghton Lake, the Muskegon River and Manistee County waters. That’s … Continue reading

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Collaborative Conservation: How hunters help birds

By Howard Meyerson Talking “turkey” would have meant precisely that in the 1930’s, an era when wildlife biologists managed lands for individual species. But state, federal and private (NGO) wildlife managers say the parlance and philosophy of wildlife management has … Continue reading

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