Tag Archives: Conservation

Pheasant Restoration Initiative Gains Ground

By Howard Meyerson Lansing. — Now five years into a 10-year plan to restore pheasant habitat in portions of Michigan, state and other wildlife biologists are crowing a bit. Grasslands are being restored and progress is being made. The challenge, … Continue reading

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Bird Town: Detroit Bird Conservation Efforts on the Rise

By Howard Meyerson Call Detroit Michigan what you will: Motor City, Hockey Town, Tiger Town or Motown. Increasingly, it is becoming a Bird Town. Greening efforts all across its urban landscape, from tree plantings in parks and overgrown lots to … Continue reading

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Predator-Prey study: Wolves not threat to deer you may think

By Howard Meyerson In the snowy woods of the western Upper Peninsula, wildlife researchers are learning a thing or two about deer survival: what preys on adult whitetails and fawns — and what else contributes to their deaths. Some in … Continue reading

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Use of mating pheromone approved in lamprey fight

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, Mich – A sea lamprey mating pheromone used experimentally to manipulate lamprey behavior got a green light last month from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It can now be used as a wide-spread management tool … Continue reading

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Reef-rehabilitation project improves spawning for Grand Traverse lakers

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, MI – Efforts this summer to improve lake trout, whitefish and cisco populations in Grand Traverse Bay, by building a stone reef near Elk Rapids, produced some good results during the fall spawning season. Lake … Continue reading

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The Magic of Rivers

Found on American Rivers‘ Facebook site.

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Removing a Dam Can Be a Net Win for the Planet

In Michigan, like elsewhere,  there is a move afoot to remove dams where ever possible – a move I heartily endorse.  Many dams are aging and the cost to fix them is prohibitive. The downstream implications for residents and natural … Continue reading

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Pigeon River: flowing free after dam removal

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, Mich. – It took more than 100 years and three major mishaps, but the Pigeon River is free-flowing once again.  The Song of the Morning Yoga Retreat dam was removed this fall. Deep in the … Continue reading

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Popular Montmorency County flooding to be filled following dam construction

By Howard Meyerson Atlanta, Mich – A popular Montmorency County flooding now dry for several years will be replenished with water in 2016. Construction of a new dam at Foch Lakes flooding was completed in November. State officials say the … Continue reading

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DNR to plant 50,000 extra hatchery brown trout on Muskegon River to replace missing year-class

By Howard Meyerson Anglers who fish the Muskegon River for trout are going to get a little extra something this month. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources intends to stock an additional 50,000 brown trout in the waters downstream from Croton … Continue reading

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