Tag Archives: Conservation

Flying High

Photos courtesy of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Once endangered and teetering on the brink of extinction, the Bald Eagle is doing well; actually, very well, according to a new U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service report that says those … 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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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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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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Invasive Plants and Birds: Research Shows Native Plants Are Better for Nutrition

By Howard Meyerson Kay Charter isn’t shy about letting people know that native plants are preferred when it comes to providing nutrition for birds. She and her husband, Jim, restored 30 acres of prairie on their 44-acre Omena bird preserve, … Continue reading

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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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Three Lake Huron parks are Michigan’s newest ‘dark sky preserves’

By Howard Meyerson Sitting under a dark sky full of stars can be magical, a glimpse of the sublime and a sight to behold. Yet, many never really experience it. Their communities shine too much light into the night sky. … Continue reading

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Protecting wildlife in Detroit’s urban core

By Howard Meyerson Toiling daily in the urban industrial zone adjacent to the Detroit River, John Hartig’s work is never finished. There are wetlands to restore and invasive plants to control, remnant pollution issues to resolve, and fish and bird … Continue reading

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Grand Rapids Area Trout Stream a National Conservation Priority

By Howard Meyerson Anglers, teachers, concerned citizens and school children all are working to improve stream conditions for trout in the Rogue River, a popular Grand Rapids area trout stream that was adopted by Trout Unlimited, the national cold water … Continue reading

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Awash in Microplastics: Great Lakes Studies Raise Questions

By Howard Meyerson When the schooner Inland Seas slips her berth at Suttons Bay on June 24, her captain, crew and passengers will share in a voyage of discovery—a two-hour educational journey under sail to learn about microplastics, an emerging … Continue reading

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