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Planting trees won’t save the planet

By Bill Cook There are many good reasons to plant trees and none of them have to do with saving the planet or generating fresh oxygen. These are urban myths. Take oxygen for an example. I’ve visited hundreds of elementary school classrooms and, quite curiously,...

Invasive species to watch for in the frozen U.P.

By Michael Hindy From the unique ice formations on our Great Lakes, to the countless miles of cross country and snowmobile trails, the Upper Peninsula holds an outstanding natural beauty for all to enjoy. Did you know that while you’re enjoying the beauty of our Upper...

Free fishing weekend returns in 2021

Two days twice a year, families and friends can enjoy one of Michigan’s premier outdoor activities, Michigan Fishing, for FREE! The 2021 Free Fishing Weekend dates for winter: February 13 & 14 and summer: June 12 & 13. All fishing license fees will be...

DNR seeks to fill vacancies on UP Citizens’ Advisory Councils

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is soliciting applications for open volunteer positions on both the Eastern and Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Councils. The councils are designed to advise the DNR on regional programs and policies, identify...

DNR hiring for 2021 conservation officer academy

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division is currently accepting candidates from all backgrounds to apply for its 10th Conservation Officer Academy, scheduled to begin later this spring. All applicants who successfully complete the academy...