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Drilling for oil, the test of time

We hear a lot about moving away from fossil fuels, away from our dependence on oil to make so much of what we use, from gasoline to golf balls and ballpoint pens. And though we get steadily closer to that … Continue reading

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I’m ready

Winter is in full swing here in Michigan. We got pummeled yesterday and the outcome is beautiful. We finally have good X-C skiable snow in southwest Michigan. But, as much as I enjoy traipsing around on snowy trails wearing trail … Continue reading

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Southern Lake Michigan state park expanded.

Everyone loves beautiful sand beaches, and the mile-long stretch at Van Buren State Park, with its high dunes, trails, campground and day-use area, just got longer. Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources recently announced that Van Buren County officials approved leasing … Continue reading

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Quiet Adventure Symposium goes virtual

The lore and beauty of wooden canoes and the people that love them, the members of the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (woodencanoe.org), a national non-profit dedicated to preserving wood canoe heritage, are among the 40 or so online Zoom presentations … Continue reading

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DNR pilot project clears the way for winter fishing access

Note: It’s cold out there and northern lakes are frozen solid. Nice to see Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources taking steps to expand access to good ice fishing waters. Here is their recent announcement. Enjoy! –HM ________________________________________ The Michigan Department … Continue reading

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All Along the Watchtower

A Tuesday fave. This modern rendition of Bob Dylan’s song, which was elevated by the late Jimi Hendrix, remains as important today. A global video by Playing for Change that reminds us we need to come together. Enjoy. –HM

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Trump moves to weaken Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Many North American bird populations are declining at an alarming rate. The findings of an international team of researchers, written by lead author Ken Rosenberg, a senior scientist at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and American Bird Conservancy, showed that 29%, about 3 … Continue reading

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Bear Trouble?

NOTE: It’s that time of year again and black bears are on the move in Michigan. Here are tips from Michigan DNR about preventing nuisance bear encounters in the fall. —HM Even though the weather has gotten cooler, black bears … Continue reading

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Hoping for the best

It has now been two years since the National Park Service (NPS) began restoring the wolf population at Isle Royale National Park, with four arriving from Minnesota in the fall of 2018, followed by 15 more from Canada and the … Continue reading

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Fishing for Trouble

Photography by Istock/Doug4537 By Howard Meyerson It was one of those hot and muggy summer days on the Kalamazoo River and I had just finished securing my canoe on top of the car after a paddle, when I noticed the … Continue reading

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