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Troubling Precedent – MDNR Director Appointed To His Own Commission

October 22, 2018

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Although we had essentially put the Northern Michigan Conservation Network site on hiatus, the news of Michigan DNR Director Creagh’s appointment to the Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) and its implications on resource management in the State of Michigan are so profoundly important that we have found it necessary to make this post. Let me […]

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Michigan Trout Unlimited Issues Opposition Document Regarding Continued Increase in Brook Trout Harvest Limits

October 11, 2018

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For those of you who have been following this site for some time may recall our posts dating back to 2012 regarding the issue of daily creel limits for brook trout in upper peninsula streams. In 2017, we again shared the concerns stated by Michigan Trout Unlimited (MITU), and others, as the Natural Resources Commission […]

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Partnerships Key to Success of Upper Black River

July 11, 2014

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Story by Bob Gwizdz and published courtesy of MDNR – The upper Black River, in the northeastern Lower Peninsula, has long been recognized as one of Michigan’s best brook trout streams. Earnest Hemingway, who fished there, wrote about it glowingly. “It’s renowned for its wild brook trout population,” said Tim Cwalinski, fisheries biologist who oversees […]

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Article Updates – Straits of Mackinac Pipeline & Isle Royal Wolves

May 19, 2014

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Enbridge Pipeline Update In February of this year, we wrote about the growing concerns associated with the two, 61 year -old pipelines which lie at the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac. It has now been made public that a meeting was held in April between State of Michigan officials and representatives of Canada’s Enbridge […]

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Mysteries of Lake Huron’s Ancient Hunters Revealed

April 29, 2014

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When John M. O’Shea, the Emerson F. Greenman Professor of Anthropological Archaeology at the University of Michigan, and associates from the University of Michigan’s Museum of Anthropological Archaeology first began to suspect that the unnatural rock formations lying beneath Lake Huron were those of an earlier hunting culture, they stated that they were reserving celebration […]

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Opening Day and Josh Greenberg’s Rivers…

April 22, 2014

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by David Smethurst – The last Saturday in April is always a special day to trout fisherman. It’s the Trout Opener. Even though today it is more of a tradition that an event, with so many streams open, some under special regulations, I think you can fish for trout somewhere every day of the year. […]

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It Won’t Be Long Now – Really

March 21, 2014

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As we walk through the still snow-covered and frost-permeated north woods, it somehow seems hard to believe that we’ll soon be hearing the sounds of a changing season.  Chief among these sounds is the one produced by the“King of the Game Birds” who, unlike so many of his feathered cousins, endured this long and difficult […]

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Straits Of Mackinac Pipeline – The Plan Should Be As Clear As The Water

February 25, 2014

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Within the past year, the nearly 60 year-old, twin oil transmission pipelines which lie at the bottom (mostly) of the Straits of Mackinac have gone from being largely unknown to a chief topic of conversation throughout our region.  Public awareness of oil and gas transmission lines here in Michigan seemingly received the equivalent of a […]

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Town Hall Meeting Scheduled For “Land Cap” Removal Bill

February 12, 2014

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Many may recall the debate from  2012  surrounding what was then known as Senate Bill 248, the “Land Cap” bill.  Although some improvements the original bill were secured, PA 240 of 2012 became law and thereby established a 4.6 million acre limit on the amount of land that the State of Michigan could own and […]

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The Fall “Turnover”

November 6, 2013

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The dreaded “Turnover.” No, we’re not talking about football, we are talking about a process which has been going on for weeks in all of our northern Michigan lakes. For many anglers, this not only means cooler and shorter days on the water, but that the fish are also tougher to find. Although most anglers […]

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