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Outdoors

USDA seeks Michigan applications to restore wetlands

EAST LANSING — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking applications from Michigan landowners who want to restore wetlands on their property. Applications submitted by Nov. 12 will be considered for selection for the current fiscal year. Land that formerly contained a wetland but was ...

Tree planting on the Tolkien Trails

HOUGHTON — Tree planting on the Tolkien trails! Come join student and community volunteer's to plant along some of Houghton's finest recreational trails. What? Invasive emerald ash borer has caused extensive damage to the ash tree population on the Tech Trails, leaving gaps in the canopy. ...

Make safe firewood choices to protect the places you love

This October, support Firewood Month by choosing to buy firewood where you burn it to prevent the spread of tree pests and diseases. As natural resource managers across the state work to limit tree loss from oak wilt, hemlock woolly adelgid and other destructive invaders, you can do your part ...

Chinook and coho salmon runs begin as DNR gears up for egg takes

The days are getting cooler, the leaves are beginning to change and the salmon are starting their annual spawning runs – all signs that the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is preparing for Chinook and coho salmon egg takes. Managing Michigan’s world-class fisheries is dependent on ...