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Sap season burns hard and fast

Sap season burns hard and fast

By John Blanchard Spring is in the air and that means that across the north, the scent of maple is in the air. Maple sap is the first food nature produces each year. Remember the lush maple forests last year? Billions and billions of maple leaves that went from green...
An update on wolves

An update on wolves

Lou Bennett and members of the Tahquamenon Sportsmen’s Club recently traveled to L’Anse to meet with members of Hunter Nation to discuss managing the gray wolf population and sustain the Upper Peninsula deer herds. Bennett said the meeting was smaller than the recent...
Take down bird feeders now to reduce conflicts with bears

Take down bird feeders now to reduce conflicts with bears

Michigan black bears soon will be rising from hibernation and searching for a replenishing meal. In order to help local communities avoid potential conflicts with bears, the Department of Natural Resources recommends that residents consider taking down bird feeders...
Share your thoughts with the DNR at March meetings

Share your thoughts with the DNR at March meetings

The Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing Michigan residents the opportunity to share input and ideas on policy decisions, programs and other aspects of natural resource management and outdoor recreation opportunities. One important avenue for this...
Maple trees suffer

Maple trees suffer

By John Blanchard Recent wet, heavy snowstorms wrought havoc on those who live in the eastern Upper Peninsula. Many of us have had to deal with power outages, which in some cases lasted for days. Our yards are littered with fallen tree limbs and side roads are covered...
New interactive map highlights Great Lakes shipwrecks

New interactive map highlights Great Lakes shipwrecks

The cold, fresh waters of the Great Lakes are literally littered with shipwrecks – pieces of history capturing chapters of a time when transport by water was as important as transport by land. Some, like the Syracuse, recall the Great Lakes’ sailing heyday when goods...