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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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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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Conflicts between wolves, hunting dogs in Michigan decline in 2015

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, Mich. – Michigan’s 2015 bear hunting season ended in October with fewer incidents than last year of hunting dogs being attacked by wolves. Only three attacks were reported to the state, down from 17 in … Continue reading

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Trumpeter Swans: A Conservation Success in Michigan

By Howard Meyerson Fifty years ago the plight of Trumpeter Swans was a cause for concern in North America. The majestic birds were perched on the brink of extinction. America’s largest waterfowl species was in need of a helping hand. … Continue reading

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Officials: Strong 2015 Lake Michigan perch hatch

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, MI – Lake Michigan fish managers see more than a glimmer of hope for perch fishing in the future. A large crop of young perch appeared in late-summer netting efforts all around the lake. “I … Continue reading

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A moment of beauty

Source: MarkS.CarlsonNaturalistPhotographer

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Pigeon River returning to free-flowing state

By Howard Meyerson VANDERBILT — Anglers who like free­-flowing streams got a chance to celebrate in September 2014 when the Song of the Morning Yoga Retreat dam was permanently opened on the Pigeon River allowing it to return to a free­-flowing … Continue reading

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