Proposed legislation boosts funding for Michigan conservation efforts

If you know a hunter or angler in Michigan, you know a conservationist. “Many people think state taxes cover the cost of conservation efforts in Michigan. But those efforts are almost entirely funded by the purchase of hunting and fishing… Read more “Proposed legislation boosts funding for Michigan conservation efforts”

Gov. Whitmer, Legislature proclaim July as ‘Michigan Wildlife Conservation Month’

Michiganders now have another reason to celebrate in July beyond the Independence Day holiday, fireworks shows and summer festivals. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Legislature today announced approval of a bipartisan resolution declaring July as “Michigan Wildlife Conservation Month.”… Read more “Gov. Whitmer, Legislature proclaim July as ‘Michigan Wildlife Conservation Month’”

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”

Teamwork, grants boost wildlife conservation efforts across Michigan

Did you know it is easy to turn your backyard into a Michigan conservation project — and that you could get a grant to help you pay for it? Through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Habitat Grant ProgramRead more “Teamwork, grants boost wildlife conservation efforts across Michigan”

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”

Winter is a hot time for bird-watching in Southeast Michigan

Cabin fever setting in? Then bundle up, grab your binoculars and head outside for some winter bird-watching. “The great thing about the Detroit area is there’s actually a lot of cool winter birding to do,” said Bailey Lininger, Detroit Audubon… Read more “Winter is a hot time for bird-watching in Southeast Michigan”

Bear essentials: Conservation boosts Michigan’s black bear population

Even if you’ve lived in Michigan your entire life, chances are you’ve never come across a black bear in the wild. Despite their apparent elusiveness, though, black bears are impressively widespread across North America. So how come you’ve probably never… Read more “Bear essentials: Conservation boosts Michigan’s black bear population”

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’”

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”