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North American Model for Wildlife Conservation – Still Valid After All These Years

March 17, 2013

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As the wolf management debate here in Michigan escalated in recent months, increasing references have been made to what is known as the North American Model for Wildlife Conservation.  Most notably, Dr. Russ Mason, Wildlife Division Chief of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, recently found it necessary to respond to assertions that if hunting […]

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Please Consider the Wildlife in Getting that Photo of Lifetime

March 5, 2013

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As we approach another spring wildlife breeding season, it is probably worth reminding ourselves that when it comes to nature photography, the end doesn’t necessarily justify the means.  Most people who are drawn to such activities and possess a connection to wildlife recognize that clear boundaries need to be established and maintained when it comes […]

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Getting Kids Outdoors Through Family Nature Clubs

February 20, 2013

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Much has been discussed and written in recent years about the increasing disconnect between people and nature, especially as it relates to America’s children.  No single writing has done as much to advance the topic than Richard Louv’s 2008 book, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder. Although this multi-generational trend […]

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