Volunteers made quick work of planting 55 trees at Herman Vogler Conservation Area in Rogers City May 1. Huron Pines led the event alongside Presque Isle Conservation District, which manages the 270-acre recreation area northwest of Rogers City. Twenty-five volunteers planted trees to improve water quality and establish a forest that’s more resilient to climate change. … More Planting Trees for Water Quality, Climate Resilience
Huron Pines awarded $200,000 through the Consumers Energy Foundation’s Planet Award to help launch the Protect Wild Places program empowering Michigan communities to support land and water by partnering with Huron Pines to restore 5,000 acres of wildlife habitat and recreational land and 150 miles of waterways and Great Lakes shoreline. … More Huron Pines Receives $200,000 Consumers Energy Foundation Planet Award
Through thoughtful prioritization, planning and execution, Huron Pines protects and restores some of Northern Michigan’s most iconic places including the jack pine plains of the Au Sable River, the dunes of Negwegon State Park, the shores of Lake Huron and the depths of the Pigeon River Country State Forest. … More There’s No Place Like Home: Protecting Our Favorite Places
Our vision for the future of natural resource protection is conservation driven by engaged, empowered communities. Decades of experience have taught us that the most sustainable environmental impact is born out of collaborative partnerships, whether they are with a city council, a watershed coalition or a classroom of high school students. … More How Communities are Driving Conservation
On the morning of Sept 25, 2020, a dozen Huron Pines AmeriCorps members gathered for a day of service to assist The Little Forks Conservancy after devastating flooding caused by dam failures in May destroyed trails and scattered debris throughout the conservancy’s Forestview Natural Area. … More Huron Pines AmeriCorps Lends Helping Hands in Midland
Huron Pines is breaking ground this month on a new bridge where Ford Lake Road crosses the Pigeon River at a popular campground east of Vanderbilt. The road will remain closed while a set of culverts are removed and replaced with a timber bridge to correct issues with erosion, fish passage and road safety. Pigeon River State Forest Campground will stay open and accessible from the east during construction. … More Bridge Construction to Begin at Pigeon River Campground
The calls of red-winged blackbirds are returning to Northern Michigan just as our cattail marshes, their preferred nesting habitat, swell with snowmelt. Soon their sunset songs will be joined by a chorus of all kinds of frogs and buzzing insects, drawn to the same wetlands for the very same reasons: to breed, lay eggs and contribute more vitality to these places already teeming with life. … More Why Do Wetlands Matter?
Applications are currently being accepted for half-term positions with Huron Pines AmeriCorps at host sites in Grayling, Roscommon and Traverse City. These are 40 hour a week positions for half of a traditional Huron Pines AmeriCorps service term and run from May 12 through Oct 29, 2021. … More Apply Now for Huron Pines AmeriCorps Half-Term Positions
A watershed is all the land and water that drains to a single outlet. For example, the Thunder Bay River Watershed is everything that empties into Thunder Bay, and the Lake Huron Watershed includes all the parts of Michigan and Ontario that drain into Lake Huron. To restore a river, we first need to know where the issues lie. … More What Is a Road/Stream Crossing Inventory?
Northern Michigan conservation nonprofit, Huron Pines, became the new owners of a 145-acre parcel of Lake Huron property that is slated to become an Alabaster Township park in the coming years. The property, just south of Tawas City, includes nearly a mile of Lake Huron frontage. The natural shoreline, mature hardwood forest and wetland ecosystem work together as a filter to help protect the water quality of Lake Huron and support diverse plant and wildlife species. The property also promotes economic and recreational interests. … More $2.5M Project Underway to Protect Nearly a Mile of Lake Huron Coast