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What good are wolves?

By Nancy Warren I have been conducting free educational wolf programs across the Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin for nearly 30 years. Mostly, the rooms are full of those who want to learn about wolves but occasionally, there is someone sitting in the back with arms...

What makes a healthy forest may surprise you

By Bill Cook MSU Extension biologist “Nature knows best” is a popular mythology, but nature doesn’t “know” anything. Rather, nature is a set of processes, both innate and human-induced, that impact the succession, or orderly change, of forests over time. That...

Deer processors hard to find this season

By Pete Wurdock Deer season is underway for hunters in Michigan. Archery season began on October 1 and runs through November 14. Regular firearm Deer Season starts at sunrise on November 15 and ends at sunset on November 30. Muzzle loading runs from December 3-12. If...

Newberry school forest replanted with restoration grant

By Jerry Grossman Tahquamenon Area Schools recently had 3,180 red pine trees planted on its school forest near the Canada Lakes trail. The lot had been clearcut two or three years ago, and the district netted the proceeds. New seedlings were planted in trenched rows,...

DNR again postpones full reopening of some facilities

Michigan Department of Natural Resources customer service centers and certain field offices will remain on a three-days-per-week open to the public schedule – Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays – until at least October 31. The three-day schedule for these facilities...