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”

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”

Pining for a comeback: Habitat management boosts Kirtland’s warbler numbers

The Kirtland’s warbler is known for carefully choosing where and how it nests – primarily only in stands of young jack pines in a portion of the northern Lower Peninsula. Fittingly, careful application of scientifically-based wildlife management practices has brought… Read more “Pining for a comeback: Habitat management boosts Kirtland’s warbler numbers”

Peregrine falcons thrive in Michigan thanks to wildlife management efforts

 By the late 1960s, peregrine falcons had disappeared from the eastern half of the United States, including Michigan. Unregulated use of pesticides had impacted their ability to reproduce over a number of years.  But the majestic birds have made… Read more “Peregrine falcons thrive in Michigan thanks to wildlife management efforts”

A two-for-one deal: Volunteers help improve ‘rabbitat’

Cottontail rabbits are such a common sight in southern Michigan’s city parks, gardens and backyards that you may never think about where else they live or about the habitat they need beyond our neighborhoods. But rabbits also live on public… Read more “A two-for-one deal: Volunteers help improve ‘rabbitat’”
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