It takes a village: How Michigan conservation groups work together to benefit wildlife

They come from every corner of Michigan to join forces in conserving the state’s great outdoors. In northern Oakland County, they’re focused on the Highland Recreation Area. Up near Gaylord, their work can be found in the Pigeon River Country… Read more “It takes a village: How Michigan conservation groups work together to benefit wildlife”

On the water with Flygirls of Michigan

FOX17 - Morning Mix Tuesday, October 15, 2019 When someone buys a fishing license to fly fish, they are contributing to the conservation of Michigan's wildlife and natural resources. In fact, the sale of hunting and fishing licenses contributes to… Read more “On the water with Flygirls of Michigan”

Magnificent moose: The comeback story of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula herd

How do you get a half-ton moose from Ontario to Michigan? All it takes is a helicopter, a sturdy sling, a big blindfold, earplugs, an international team of wildlife biologists and veterinarians, a 600-mile overnight truck ride, and a verdant… Read more “Magnificent moose: The comeback story of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula herd”

Wetlands royalty: Meet the wood duck, Michigan’s regal-looking waterfowl

With its swanky pompadour and rainbow-hued plumage, the wood duck looks like it’s part peacock, part Elvis impersonator. But you won’t catch this Michigan native flashing its feathers in a tropical forest or duckwalking down the Vegas strip — it’s… Read more “Wetlands royalty: Meet the wood duck, Michigan’s regal-looking waterfowl”

Conservation efforts aim to raise population of Lake Sturgeon

FOX17 - Morning Mix Wednesday, September 17, 2019 Throughout  Michigan, wildlife conservation efforts are happening every day to protect our wildlife and natural resources for current and future generations. These efforts have led to the restoration of numerous populations of… Read more “Conservation efforts aim to raise population of Lake Sturgeon”

Michigan’s bald eagle population is rebounding after locals’ teamwork

With their steely predator’s gaze, massive wingspans and brilliant white heads, bald eagles are among the more striking members of the animal kingdom. And Michigan is home to a healthy population of them. But these powerful birds of prey are… Read more “Michigan’s bald eagle population is rebounding after locals’ teamwork”

How Michigan squirrels boost conservation work across the state

They’re mischievous. They’re intelligent. And if you have a front lawn, chances are you saw one bounding across your grass today. They’re squirrels, and even though you may think you know everything – or don’t think you need to know… Read more “How Michigan squirrels boost conservation work across the state”

Michigan has a new invasive species: What can we do about it?

ClickOnDetroit Friday, August 16, 2019 The European Frogbit is an invasive plant species native to Europe, Asia and Africa. It was originally discovered in Michigan in 1996, but it's stayed relatively tame in the Great Lakes. However, recently, this aquatic… Read more “Michigan has a new invasive species: What can we do about it?”

The story of Michigan salmon: Restoring balance to the Great Lakes

When it comes to recreational fishing in Michigan, Howard Tanner literally wrote the book on it. In 2018, the 95-year-old retired conservationist published his first book, “Something Spectacular: My Great Lakes Salmon Story,” which recounts his successful effort to revitalize… Read more “The story of Michigan salmon: Restoring balance to the Great Lakes”

Be part of one-of-a-kind Photo Mosaic Wall to honor Michigan wildlife

This interview originally aired during FOX17's Morning Mix program. There's a unique opportunity to become part of state history during KidsDay at John Ball Zoo this Thursday, August 1.  The Michigan Wildlife Council is bringing a new Photo Mosaic Wall… Read more “Be part of one-of-a-kind Photo Mosaic Wall to honor Michigan wildlife”

Volunteers dedicated to conserving northern Michigan’s ‘crown jewel’

Northern Michigan’s Au Sable River is known as a recreation and fishing destination, but during the summer of 1959, it served as the birthplace of what is now one of the largest national organizations focused on the conservation of coldwater… Read more “Volunteers dedicated to conserving northern Michigan’s ‘crown jewel’”
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