Pages tagged "conservation"
A plan to protect threatened bats from a deadly disease has drawn surprising criticism from a pair of lawmakers who say setting aside just one quarter of one percent of Michigan's forested land area will have a "chilling effect" on the state's logging and mining industries.Read more
Here's a figure to impress the guests at your next cocktail party: The Great Lakes shoreline in the United States and Canada is more than 10,000 miles long-nearly half the circumference of Earth.Read more
The following is reprinted from a Michigan Department of Natural Resources press release issued last December. MEC encourages all Michiganders to support wildlife conservation by making a donation to the nongame fund and attending the DNR's Dec. 9 gala dinner to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Michigan's Endangered Species Act. Read our recent blog post for more information on the dinner and nongame wildlife management in Michigan.Read more
The numbers confirm what we Michiganders know from experience: We love wildlife. Michigan's 3.2 million wildlife watchers add $1.2 billion to the state economy every year, according to the Department of Natural Resources.Read more
Michigan's woodlands and waters are warming up, breaking into bloom, and will welcome thousands into their spring-into-summer embrace this beautiful holiday weekend. For me, our annual outdoor awakening brings to mind two simple observations about Michigan's public lands.Read more
The Senate today approved a package of bills to establish a Pure Michigan Trail Network - an encouraging sign that state lawmakers recognize the important role world-class trails and other outdoor recreation assets can play in growing local economies and enhancing quality of life.Read more