The wolf population in Michigan is essentially unchanged. Biologists at the Michigan DNR say that according to this year’s wolf population survey, there is no significant change from last year. This despite the taking of 22 wolves in last year’s hunting season.
DNR advises caution to prevent spread of oak wilt disease July 15 marks the end of the three-month window when oak wilt can be transmitted from diseased to healthy red oak trees. Although this time frame is coming to a close, the Department of Natural Resources reminds residents not to move wood from trees with […]
It’s Summertime and Naturally You Want a Green Lawn Caring for your lawn means caring about the environment, especially when it comes to our rivers, lakes and streams. The Great Lakes are a national and international treasure, representing more than 90 percent of the fresh surface water in the United States. Good lawn maintenance practices […]
An interactive website MI Water Stewardship aimed at Michigan residents, encourages them to take voluntary proactive steps to protective our water quality. There is a tab for Residents, Youth and Educators. Get started at “How Green are You?” under the residents tab. You’ll find great learning tips about environmental education, watersheds, environmental terms, etc. The […]
Once again this year there is a line-up of Kalamazoo River Canoe events happening throughout the summer and fall. Click here for a brochure 2014 Kanoe the Kazoo You can also go to kalamazooriver.org for more information.
Without private landowners there would not be much of a timber industry……
Did You Know that the Sea Lamprey is one of the oldest invasive species in the Great Lakes? Discovered in Lake Ontario in 1835, it now lives in all 5 lakes. Like many other successful invasives, it has no native predators to stop its spread. The international Great Lakes Fishery Commission reports significant sea lamprey population declines due […]
Look Out for Confused Waterfowl! Michigan’s DNR has reported that species such as the grebes, mergansers, and long-tailed ducks have been showing up in odd spots such as icy driveways, confusing them for inland open water bodies. Due to the placement of their feet, the birds cannot take off for flight on dry land and […]
Click Here for Information A one-day workshop by MSU to help eliminate energy costs on the farm.
Click here for details A conference on March 19, in Decatur, which focuses on cover crops and other methods to improve crop productivity.