Algonac prairie, savanna are rare treasures

It’s 120 acres of living history. Many metro Detroiters may know Algonac State Park for its camping, picnicking and freighter-viewing opportunities, but it is also home to several small patches of land – collectively just over 90 football fields – consisting of a rare ecosystem. The park’s wild prairie and savanna are nearly all that […]

Preserving Michigan wildlife: How you can help

eightWest – WOODTV Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Muskegon State Park is home to a variety of ecosystems, and therefore a variety of wildlife. It's 1,300 acres boast two miles of shoreline along Lake Michigan, and over a mile of shoreline along Muskegon Lake. In addition, it contains a forested dune area, which not only allows […]

Protecting Peregrine Falcons

Morning Mix – FOX17 Tuesday, July 11, 2017 The peregrine falcon is one of only nine bird species that are listed on Michigan’s list of endangered species. After their Midwest population was nearly eliminated in the mid-1960s due to problems with the pesticide DDT, they were initially listed as a nationwide endangered species by the […]

Restoring the ‘Jewel of Detroit’

Belle Isle is a natural wonder. But it takes a lot of work to keep it that way. Nestled at the mouth of the Detroit River and just a stone’s throw from downtown, the 2.5-mile-long island has been a popular urban oasis since its founding as a city park in 1879. But the island is […]

Discover a variety of wildlife at Saul Lake Bog Nature Preserve

Morning Mix – FOX17 Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Living in an urban area like Grand Rapids may lead people to believe conservation efforts to preserve natural resources are far away, but places like Saul Lake Bog Nature Preserve prove differently. A lot of work goes into managing the environment of nature preserves like Saul Lake […]

Michigan fish hatcheries help balance the ecosystem

Sometimes Mother Nature needs a helping hand. That’s been especially true in Michigan when it comes to replenishing lost fish populations and establishing new ones in the Great Lakes and inland waters. By the late 19th century, fish had begun disappearing due to habitat destruction, over-fishing, dam construction and pollution. Intensive management practices then became […]

Great Lakes conservation efforts

MyWestMichigan – WZZM Thursday, May 18, 2017 The Alliance for the Great Lakes works to protect the Great Lakes today and tomorrow by involving tens of thousands of people each year in advocacy, volunteering, education and research to ensure our lakes are healthy and safe for all. If you would like to learn more about […]

Enjoying Michigan’s great outdoors

eightWest - WOODTV Thursday, May 11, 2017 A lot of hard work takes place every day to ensure that our state’s wildlife and natural resources can be enjoyed for years to come, and everyone can play a role in making that happen. Schrems West Michigan Trout Unlimited is a great example of one of the […]

Restoring land to its natural state at Maas Family Nature Preserve

Morning Mix - FOX17 Tuesday, May 9, 2017 In Grand Rapids many people think that nature or even preserving nature is something that happens far away, but that's far from the truth. The Maas Nature Preserve in Rockford is just a 20 minute drive away from the big city, and they are doing great things […]

Rare Kirtland’s warbler making a comeback

Karen Markey has been covered in ticks. She’s fallen flat on her face. She’s gotten lost in the middle of the northern Michigan woods. But there’s nowhere else she would rather be. “Nothing is more satisfying than getting out in that jack pine forest and hearing a Kirtland’s warbler in the distance. It’s Pure Michigan,” […]

Hundreds of thousands of fish raised and released at Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery

Morning Mix – FOX17 Tuesday, April 25, 2017 If you go fishing this summer and catch a big one, there is a chance it came from one of Michigan's many fish hatcheries. One of those hatcheries is the Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, which currently produces four species of fish in its indoor and outdoor […]

Inspiring the next generation of nature lovers

When you are surrounded by 7 million people and a whole lot of concrete, how do you inspire the next generation of conservationists? You get them outside. “In Metro Detroit, if you want a world-class outdoor recreational experience you’ll find it right in your own backyard at the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge,” said John Hartig, […]
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