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Collect reward for turning in tagged fish

Next time you catch a trout or salmon, remember to check for a clip on the adipose fin – that small, fleshy fin behind the dorsal fin. It could be worth $100. Through mass marking assistance by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Great Lakes states, including...

Finding Forester?

By Bill Cook Forestowners have a ridiculously cool set of resources at their fingertips. They have good reasons for ownership. Yet, nearly always, there is so much more. You might have recently acquired forestland or, perhaps, have owned a parcel for quite a while. At...

World’s oldest loons have returned to Seney

Seney Wildlife Refuge With contributions from Carol Stiffler The two oldest documented common loons, known as ABJ and Fe (“Fay”), returned separately from oceanic wintering grounds to their long-term breeding territory on the refuge. Their arrival was announced on...

How should you shop for forest land?

By Bill Cook Forest ownership encompasses a small minority of Michigan citizens. Let’s be upfront about this. Less than two percent of the human population owns 10 acres or more. However, this accounts for about 40 percent of the forest area, or about eight million...

PFOS found in Lake Superior rainbow smelt

Elevated perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) levels have been found in Lake Superior rainbow smelt. The announcement came from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and to protect public health, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is issuing a...

Coexisting with black bears

Black bears have a big appetite, an excellent sense of smell, and the ability to remember a food source year after year, which is why preventing conflicts with bears is necessary. You can help your community reduce bear conflicts by following these simple steps:...