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”

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”

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”

Michigan has a new invasive species: What can we do about it?

ClickOnDetroit Friday, August 16, 2019 The European Frogbit is an invasive plant species native to Europe, Asia and Africa. It was originally discovered in Michigan in 1996, but it's stayed relatively tame in the Great Lakes. However, recently, this aquatic… Read more “Michigan has a new invasive species: What can we do about it?”

Volunteers dedicated to conserving northern Michigan’s ‘crown jewel’

Northern Michigan’s Au Sable River is known as a recreation and fishing destination, but during the summer of 1959, it served as the birthplace of what is now one of the largest national organizations focused on the conservation of coldwater… Read more “Volunteers dedicated to conserving northern Michigan’s ‘crown jewel’”

Osprey’s southern Michigan comeback a team effort

Thanks to efforts to reintroduce the osprey to southern Michigan, the once struggling species is now thriving in urban areas. In fact, a reintroduction program launched about 20 years ago soared past the goal of having at least 30 pairs… Read more “Osprey’s southern Michigan comeback a team effort”

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”

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’”

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”
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