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

We Need Your Comments: DNR Proposal Opens 6k+ Miles of Northern Michigan Trails to ORV Use

There’s still time for you to make your voice heard.The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is accepting comments until November 16, 2017 on recommendations to allow off-road vehicles access to thousands of miles of state forest roads across the northern Lower Peninsula. Huron Pines has real concerns about the long-term impact these decisions will have on … More We Need Your Comments: DNR Proposal Opens 6k+ Miles of Northern Michigan Trails to ORV Use

Forever Duncan Bay

Duncan Bay is one of the most ecologically significant areas along the Lake Huron shoreline. While there are studies that document the diversity and rare species, it really hit home to me when we took the Huron Pines staff out to this coastal wetland last summer. To have our team of biologists, educators, and geographers … More Forever Duncan Bay