Monthly Archives: July 2012

Osprey population bouncing back in southern Michigan

Michigan wildlife officials say ospreys are on the rebound in southern Michigan. Researchers have discovered 49 active osprey nests this year compared to one in 1999. Wildlife staffers with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources began to relocate osprey to … Continue reading

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The Best of Trees: Redwoods

There is nothing like hiking in the redwoods to give one a sense of place in the natural world.  Photo: National Park Service

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Thornapple River Expedition to Float in August

By Howard Meyerson When Erv Gambee takes a week off in August to paddle the Thornapple River, the Caledonia resident won’t be alone. Gambee, the president of the Thornapple River Watershed Council, will be joined by others — several dozen … Continue reading

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And they said it wouldn’t happen….

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Millions of walleye vacate Saginaw Bay in Summer

By Howard Meyerson Saginaw, Mich. — Scientists studying walleyes in Saginaw Bay have long known that they migrate into Lake Huron during the summer months. But the results of new telemetry research using radio-tagged fish shows as many as 2 … Continue reading

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Lake Michigan anglers want salmon and other species cut

By Howard Meyerson A recent survey of Lake Michigan anglers found just over half would cut Chinook stocking by 30 percent and cut coho, steelhead, brown trout and lake trout by 10 percent. That was one of four options presented … Continue reading

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Whose Trail is it? Making Way for Bikes in National Parks

There has been a longstanding debate about bicycles in national parks. Should they or shouldn’t they be allowed? And if so, where? And where are they not appropriate? Cyclists, particularly mountain bikers, have been pushing for greater access in recent … Continue reading

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River Restoration: Steelhead spawning in the Elwha

If you’ve ever wondered what is possible once a dam is removed, consider the case of the Elwha Dam, one of two dams being removed in the Elwha River Valley in Washington. This monster steelhead is a wild fish that … Continue reading

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Threatening Rock Climbing in a Cuban Paradise

If you ask someone whether rock climbing is prohibited in Cuba, the answer is likely to be  ‘No, it is not.”  At least that is what  Alex Lowthere reports for the New York Times today. But follow it with another question … Continue reading

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