×

Outdoors

Rumors of border closed to medical professionals are false

DETROIT — U.S. Customs and Border Protection would like to remind all travelers that the border is open and fully operational to essential travel only. CBP along with numerous other law enforcement agencies throughout the state of Michigan are reporting that they are getting calls from ...

Baraga County Lake Trout Festival canceled

The Baraga County Lake Trout Committee has come to a decision to cancel this year's event. It was a very sad and difficult decision to make. Unfortunately with the Coronavirus at our door, we do not think it would be safe to hold such an event with the number of people who will attend. We ...

Crowded conditions close Tippy Dam Recreation Area; more closures likely

LANSING — To help slow the spread of the coronavirus and carry out Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order, the Department of Natural Resources is closely monitoring visitor levels and adherence to social-distancing measures at Michigan state parks and recreation ...

Community Foundation of the Upper Peninsula extends Spring 2020 grant round

The Upper Peninsula Sustainable Forest and Wildlife Fund (UPSF & W), a fund of the Community Foundation of the Upper Peninsula, announced they are extending the open Spring 2020 grants round. Eligible non-profit organizations and sub-divisions of government are eligible to submit ...

DNR reduces amenities at state parks, recreation areas and trails

To help carry out Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order and further protect public health and safety, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is closing many amenities offered in state parks and recreation areas, effective now through at least April 13. State ...

Burn permits suspended across Michigan due to COVID-19

In response to the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order to reduce the effects of the COVID-19 virus, permits for open burning will be suspended across the state. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued the order Monday, aimed at further protecting public health and safety. “We need to make sure our ...

EGLE announces general permit for concentrated animal feeding operations

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) has issued a revised general permit for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). The permit enhances protection of the public and Michigan’s waters from excessive nutrient pollution while maintaining flexibility ...

Pure Michigan invites fans to experience the state virtually

LANSING – Pure Michigan is going virtual. From live cams featuring beautiful beaches to virtual tours of unique exhibits, Pure Michigan is helping bring the state’s educational, outdoor and cultural experiences to life at home through its new #VirtualPureMichigan campaign. New virtual ...

Spring Michigan Adopt-A-Highway pickup cancelled

LANSING – In accordance with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ recommendations designed to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Michigan Department of Transportation will be cancelling the spring Adopt-A-Highway ...

Copper Country native, now in Sweden, helping address U.P. energy needs

COPPER HARBOR — A Copper Country native now working in Sweden is working with Michigan Technological University on research that could eventually lead to lower energy prices here.  Through a visiting research position at Tech, Nelson Sommerfeldt is studying ways to get lower-cost renewable ...

High Water Summit’s first town hall webinar scheduled for March 26

A high water town hall webinar has been scheduled for March 26, the first community outreach event organized by the ad hoc Michigan High Water Action Team, which was formed during the Michigan High Water Coordinating Summit in February. The webinar will feature staff from the Michigan ...

DNR closes shooting ranges, restricts access at offices to appointment only

LANSING — In accordance with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ recommendations designed to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has closed shooting ranges and will restrict ...

Michigan’s outdoors are here for you

We know there's been a steady stream of "closure" information and messaging about self-isolating to slow the spread of COVID-19. It's true, we are in uncharted territory, and such steps are critical in protecting Michigan residents from coronavirus risk. Safeguarding mental health is just as ...

DNR announces closures at high-traffic facilities

LANSING — In accordance with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ recommendations designed to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced a series of closures for ...

DNR, MSU seek more chronic wasting disease research proposals

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Michigan State University are once again seeking proposals for research that addresses priority concerns related to the management of chronic wasting disease in Michigan and the Great Lakes region. In 2019, the Michigan Legislature, recognizing ...

MSU Extension offers “Backyard Beekeeping” workshop

Instructed by: Leslie McBean, White Birch Apiary of Bruce Crossing, LLC “Honeybees are in the news a lot these days, for good reasons and bad”, McBean, a U.P. beekeeper for 34 years says. One third of the food we eat is pollinated by a honeybee. Did you know that 92% of beekeepers in the ...

KBIC on top of fishing vessel accident

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) would like to provide this opportunity to follow up on the potential threat posed by a commercial fishing tug in the Portage Lake waterway near South Entry. As of March 3, the leak has been stopped and contaminated water has been removed and disposed of. ...