Need trout? Michigan nets national reputation as trout fishing mecca

The last Saturday in April is better than Christmas for Michigan trout fishers. “Opening day of trout season is an exciting day for anyone who fishes. It’s the day when streams that have been closed all winter to protect spawning… Read more “Need trout? Michigan nets national reputation as trout fishing mecca”

Continuing the conservation of Michigan’s wildlife

This month, more than half a million Michiganders are expected to head out to wooded areas across the state to participate in the annual firearm deer season. These men, women and children represent a wide range of cultures, economic backgrounds… Read more “Continuing the conservation of Michigan’s wildlife”

Lessons in nature: Educators learn to bring the outdoors in the classroom

Sometimes being a teacher means having to get your hands dirty — or your feet wet, as the case may be. In July, eighth-grade environmental science teacher Leslie Montgomery picked up some practical paddling techniques from an expert canoeist on… Read more “Lessons in nature: Educators learn to bring the outdoors in the classroom”

Exploring Michigan’s diverse wildlife and ecosystems

eightWest – WOODTV Friday, August 24, 2018 West Michigan is home to a variety of ecosystems, from wetlands to forests to the state's wonderful dune systems. And all of these areas support a wide range of diverse wildlife. From scientists… Read more “Exploring Michigan’s diverse wildlife and ecosystems”