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River Restoration: Is it Good for Birds?

By Howard Meyerson When Doug Klein goes birdwatching along the Thornapple River near Nashville, he often is pleased about what he finds. Birds are numerous, particularly at the nearby Nashville site where a 155-year-old dam stood until 2009, when it … Continue reading

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A Story of Recovery: Boardman River restoration looks better all the time

By Howard Meyerson While picking through the natural debris on the bottom of Grasshopper Creek, a tiny stream feeding the upper Boardman River, two scientists with the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians began to get excited. Brett … Continue reading

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Boardman River washout: fish, wildlife impacts not serious

By Howard Meyerson Wildlife and fish habitat on the Boardman River was hit hard by a five foot deep surge of water on October 6 when a 20-foot draw-down of Brown Bridge Dam pond got out of control. State and other officials … Continue reading

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