Archive | December, 2012

The Year in Review – 2012

December 28, 2012

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Okay, it’s the time of year when everyone seems to use the looming new year as an “opportunity” to look back at the past 12 months rather than making the kind of effort necessary to write or produce something new or creative over the holidays. In an effort to prove that we are not above […]

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Let Your Voice Be Heard – DNR Seeks Input on Regional Forest Management Plans

December 16, 2012

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The DNR Forest Resources Division is seeking public comment and input on three draft plans which will serve as the overall guide for the next ten years of forestry compartment planning. The public comment period ends on January 2, 2013 so now is the time to provide your input. For those who feel that such […]

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NW Michigan Survey Results Support Expanded Deer Antler Point Restrictions

December 13, 2012

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The survey results were announced at Thursday’s December Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting for the possible expansion of antler point restrictions (APR) in the northwest Michigan area. It may be recalled that in 2011, a proposal was submitted to consider establishing a three-point APR in 12 counties in the northwest Lower Peninsula (Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, […]

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State Legislature Approves Wolf Bill

December 13, 2012

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In an action which is expected to be signed into law by the Governor’s office, a bill designating the wolf as a game animal in Michigan has now cleared its final legislative hurdle.  In addition to being added to Michigan’s list of game species, the bill authorizes the Michigan Natural Resources Commission to study and give […]

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Atlantic Salmon – No Longer A Great Lakes Fisheries Footnote

December 9, 2012

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In what began as an educational/research effort at Lake Superior State University nearly 30 years ago, Atlantic salmon (salmo salar) have emerged in recent years to become a significant component of the northern Lake Huron salmon fishery.  This program now results in the annual planting of 25,000-30,000 fish in the St. Mary’s River which are […]

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This Year, Consider Giving the Gift of Conservation

December 5, 2012

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by Carol Moncrieff Rose, NMCN Contributing Editor The “holiday season” is officially upon us.  We’ve gathered around the Thanksgiving table and given thanks for health, family and friends and the bounties of this beautiful state.  The last of the turkey is in a soup pot and our thoughts have now turned to the gift-giving part […]

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Governor Outlines Vision for State’s Natural Resources and Environment

December 2, 2012

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This past Wednesday (11/28/12), Governor Snyder released a more detailed outline of his policy vision for Michigan’s energy and environment.  In a document titled A Special Message from Governor Rick Snyder: Ensuring our Future: Energy and the Environment (click here: ) the Governor offers his perspective on a variety of issues which are likely to […]

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