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”

Restoring our state’s aquatic ecosystems

  eightWest - WOOD-TV April 22, 2019 Living in Michigan, residents are fortunate to be surrounded by beautiful water resources. But did you know that the Michigan Department of Natural Resources help manage our aquatic resources, including numerous species of… Read more “Restoring our state’s aquatic ecosystems”

Keeping our trees safe from invasive species

eightWest - WOOD-TV Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) has made its way to Michigan. HWA is a devastating invasive species that attacks hemlock trees, which play a crucial role in the forests in Michigan. Hemlock trees are… Read more “Keeping our trees safe from invasive species”

Celebrate Thanksgiving with a turkey conservation lesson

The Exchange - WZZM Thursday, November 15, 2018 By the turn of the 20th century, an estimated 100,000 wild turkeys had vanished from Michigan's landscape. Thanks to a massive conservation effort over the last 50 years, there are now more… Read more “Celebrate Thanksgiving with a turkey conservation lesson”

New restoration project in Fennville helps wildlife thrive

Morning Mix – FOX17 Tuesday, November 13, 2018 From ducks to deer to pheasants and field mice, they all need a place to live.  A recent project at the Allegan State Game Area has improved habitat for a multitude of… Read more “New restoration project in Fennville helps wildlife thrive”

Protecting and maintaining Michigan’s waters

eightWest - WOODTV Friday, November 2, 2018 Michigan's beautiful lakes, rivers and streams are home to a multitude of wildlife. Trout Unlimited is a national non-profit organization with more than 150,000 members organized into about 400 chapters across the country.… Read more “Protecting and maintaining Michigan’s waters”
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