Monitoring Wood Turtles at Milligan Creek

If there’s a race to reconnect river miles, there’s one slow and steady neighbor watching the progress unfold. As part of the construction at Milligan Creek, Huron Pines had the opportunity to work alongside the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, who have been following wood turtles, monitoring their behavior in the area and relocating especially at-risk turtles. … More Monitoring Wood Turtles at Milligan Creek

Huron Pines Receives $20k Grant from Consumers Energy Foundation to Support Student Stewardship

Place-based stewardship education involves learning through hands-on experiences that support the environment and community where a student lives. These efforts provide students with the knowledge and skills to become active stewards who can engage in natural resource protection and restoration. … More Huron Pines Receives $20k Grant from Consumers Energy Foundation to Support Student Stewardship

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

In 2018 alone, Huron Pines AmeriCorps members restored or improved 1,315 public river miles, 376 public trail miles and 30,909 public acres of land, and engaged 3,140 volunteers in almost 25,000 hours of service. Over more than a decade, the Huron Pines AmeriCorps program has helped cultivate the next generation of leaders in conservation. There’s nothing we enjoy more than hearing about where our alums have landed, so we thought we’d share a few stories with you. … More Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Michigan Artist Shares a Portion of February Sales to Support Huron Pines

In 2019, Sarah Tule found a new way for her art to support the natural resources that inspire her. Tule came to this decision, which she calls Art for Conservation, because she wanted a new way to use her art to give back. Each month 25% of the proceeds from the purchase of her artwork … More Michigan Artist Shares a Portion of February Sales to Support Huron Pines

Options and Opportunities for Michigan’s Small Dams

Small dams are found on private and public lands throughout Michigan. Though some still serve a useful purpose, many were installed decades ago and may be in disrepair and at risk of failing. Heavy rains or extreme weather, can lead to complete blow out. Removing obsolete dams can eliminate a liability for landowners and enhance our rivers and streams for people and wildlife. … More Options and Opportunities for Michigan’s Small Dams