In Support of Removing the Kirtland’s Warbler from the Endangered Species List

We have been a proud partner in conservation efforts for the Kirtland’s Warbler since 2012. Our role has been to lead development of new partnerships and programs that build a strong constituency of support for the species – an element needed to solidify the transition of the species from recovery to long-term conservation. Huron Pines fully supports the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposed delisting of the Kirtland’s Warbler from the Endangered Species List. … More In Support of Removing the Kirtland’s Warbler from the Endangered Species List

Huron Pines and the City of Harrisville Working Together to Eradicate Japanese Knotweed

Huron Pines, is helping the City of Harrisville remove an invasive plant that can wreak havoc on building foundations and underground utilities like sewer and water lines. Japanese knotweed grows aggressively and gets even bigger when mowed, plowed or cut. The only way to treat it is with herbicide application, which is precisely what the Huron Pines field crew has been contracted by the City of Harrisville to do this summer. … More Huron Pines and the City of Harrisville Working Together to Eradicate Japanese Knotweed

Au Gres-Sims Students Conduct Research on Threatened Pitcher’s Thistle

Earlier this month, Au Gres-Sims students took their semi-annual trip to Big Charity Island, part of Michigan Islands National Wildlife Refuge (MINWR). The trip allows students to engage in hands-on field research—monitoring and collecting data on invasive and threatened plant species on the island. … More Au Gres-Sims Students Conduct Research on Threatened Pitcher’s Thistle

Tackling Invasive Frog-bit Along the Lake Huron Coast

There’s a battle underway along the Lake Huron coast. Through the combined efforts of Huron Pines staff,  student field trips and over 100 hours of local volunteer participation, over 10 tons of invasive European frog-bit have been removed from Alpena over the past 3 years. Despite these ambitious efforts, it’s likely frog-bit is here to … More Tackling Invasive Frog-bit Along the Lake Huron Coast

Educate, Entertain and Inspire with Better Stories

We closed out the 2017 Nonprofit Leaders Series in December with a presentation from Mark VanderKlipp of NorthSky Nonprofit Network. His workshop, “Better Stories by Design: Crafting Narratives that Stick,” focused on the different ways our own personal stories, and the stories or our organizations, can be used to educate, entertain or inspire others. Here’s … More Educate, Entertain and Inspire with Better Stories