Tag Archives: State Forests

Graymont submits new mine proposal for Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

By Howard Meyerson GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A Canadian mining company, Graymont Inc., has submitted a revised proposal to mine limestone on state land in the Upper Peninsula. Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials say the request is now under … Continue reading

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Michigan’s snowshoe hares disappearing, could benefit from forest management amid climate changes

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, Mich. — Researchers investigating the whereabouts of Michigan snowshoe hares confirm what hunters have said for quite some time: The big rabbits with the white winter coats have vanished from places where they once were … Continue reading

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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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2014: The year ahead – for starters

By Howard Meyerson Last year was full of interesting developments: The endangered Kirtland’s warbler was reported to have made a comeback, Lake Michigan salmon were huge but proved less plentiful, the DNR moved to reopen some state forest campgrounds, camping … 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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A good camping summer is a good summer indeed

By Howard Meyerson While many have put their tents away and others are thinking about storing their RV’s for the winter still others are taking advantage of Michigan’s fall camping season. State officials say 2013 has been a good year … Continue reading

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Michigan Wildfire Season: Slower than usual

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, Mich. — State forest fire fighters got some relief this spring. Persistent wet and cool weather reduced the fire hazard around the state. Although 170 wildfires were extinguished by the start of June, state forest … Continue reading

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Looking Good: State forest campgrounds to get facelift

By Howard Meyerson Michigan’s state forest campgrounds will get the start of a facelift in 2013. There are changes ahead, not the least of which are better outhouses, fire rings and picnic tables at campgrounds most in need. “We’re going … Continue reading

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Fees Reduced at Rustic State Forest Campgrounds

By Howard Meyerson LANSING – It’ll be cheaper from now on to camp at Michigan’s state forest campgrounds; two bucks less, to be exact. Michigan Department of Natural Resources director, Rodney Stokes today reduced the overnight camping fee from $15 … Continue reading

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