Grayling are poised for a comeback in Michigan

For Ed Eisch, the ongoing effort to reintroduce the grayling to northern Michigan streams is nothing less than an opportunity to right what he considers a historical wrong. After all, the fish’s demise in Michigan more than a century ago… Read more “Grayling are poised for a comeback in Michigan”

Fishing helps father, daughter bond while isolating during pandemic crisis

John Ciambelli had always planned to teach his daughter, Rey, how to fish, just like his dad did with him during family vacations decades ago. But then the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, which had the effect of speeding up the tutelage… Read more “Fishing helps father, daughter bond while isolating during pandemic crisis”

Need a do-over on your 2020 New Year’s resolution? Try forest bathing

New Year’s resolution helps woman discover a whole new side of Michigan’s great outdoors. Anne Brown blazed a trail across Michigan in 2019. Fifty-two of them, to be exact. “My New Year’s resolution was to walk or hike 52 different… Read more “Need a do-over on your 2020 New Year’s resolution? Try forest bathing”

Surviving in winter: How these remarkable Michigan animals make it to spring

Technically, winter doesn’t start for another few days … but try telling that to your brain. Reduced daylight, plunging temperatures, growing snowdrifts — it’s the beginning of go-outside-only-when-you-have-to season for some Michigan humans. The state’s wildlife doesn’t have it that… Read more “Surviving in winter: How these remarkable Michigan animals make it to spring”

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”

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”
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