No strangers to the endangered

Michigan is home to a vibrant array of wildlife uniquely adapted to life near the Great Lakes. But over time, conservationists identified some of that wildlife as needing special assistance – and efforts were launched to improve their numbers. Today, …

Detroit River back on the recreational map

Like the city that shares its name, the Detroit River is back, and in a big way. So big, in fact, that a portion of it has become a place unlike any other on the continent: the Detroit River International …

History and nature meet at Haven Hill in metro Detroit

The Haven Hill Natural Area is a treasure inside a treasure. Located within Highland Recreation Area in Oakland County, the 721-acre preserve is rich with historic and natural wonders, making it a unique destination amid the hustle and bustle of …

Spotlight on the St. Clair River

The St. Clair River is a world-class fishing and boating destination, and home to a rich diversity of wildlife. But over the last century, the 44-mile stretch of river has been the site of exponential human activity. People have bored …

Like a sturgeon: Fishing on Black Lake

At 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, hundreds of people will hover over holes cut into the ice of northeast Michigan’s Black Lake for opening day of lake sturgeon season. Their spears and lines will be poised above the water, waiting …