Monthly Archives: October 2013

With Deadly Attacks Up, Federal Officials Prepare to Remove Grizzly Protections

After 30 years of being protected by the Endangered Species Act, grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region have rebounded from a low of fewer than 200 bears to more than 600. Federal officials with the US Fish and Wildlife Service … Continue reading

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Kirtland’s Warbler makes a comeback, but what’s ahead?

By Howard Meyerson I love a good conservation success story and Michigan has several: Wolves are returning; bald eagles are plentiful; wild turkeys are everywhere; and elk are just fine. But, none warms my heart so much as the Kirtland’s … Continue reading

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Pheasant hunting: more birds if you know where to look

By Howard Meyerson After three poor years of nesting success in Michigan, there is good news for pheasant hunting enthusiasts. The population is again climbing, according to state wildlife officials. Pheasant nesting success was good in June. “I don’t want … Continue reading

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Four nuclear power plants on the Great Lakes rank among the nation’s worst for high level safety violations

Originally posted on All Things Great Lakes:
A new government report on safety violations at nuclear power plants shows that four of the nation’s worst facilities (in terms of higher level violations) are located on the shores of the Great…

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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 to get $1M federal funds for recreation

By Howard Meyerson LANSING, MI – State and county parks along with other community recreation facilities are expected to benefit from more than $1 million in federal Land and Water Conservation Funds that Michigan received this year. The federal funds … Continue reading

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Commission: GL sea lamprey declining

By Howard Meyerson ANN ARBOR, MI — A draft Great Lakes Fishery Commission assessment of sea lamprey populations in the Great Lakes contains good news and, well, not-so-good news. Sea lampreys in the Great Lakes basin have declined by nearly … Continue reading

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Fall Canoeing: Great beauty for those who go prepared for the elements

By Howard Meyerson Fall is a great time to canoe Michigan rivers. Air temperatures are cool. The bugs are gone. And northern woods are typically ablaze with color. But fall weather can be fickle, so paddlers need to be ready. … Continue reading

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A Life of Conservation: Mary Jane Dockeray

By Howard Meyerson GRAND RAPIDS, MI  – Mary Jane Dockeray is concerned about kids today; they are out of touch with the land and so are their parents. Not farm land and cornfields so much, but the origins of things … Continue reading

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