BREAKING NEWS for the Au Sable River!

BREAKING NEWS–Grayling, MI Huron Pines is ecstatic to report that the State of Michigan’s Natural Resource Trust Fund (MNRTF) Board has just approved $3.1 million in funding for the acquisition of 1,020 acres on the Upper Au Sable River. The project has received a large amount of community support from Crawford County, Frederic Township, the … More BREAKING NEWS for the Au Sable River!

CHARITY ISLAND PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT UPDATE

Beginning in 2013, the Charity Island Project is an excellent example of partner collaboration for the protection of natural areas and the development of place-based education programs. It is thrilling to see so many partners come together for such a unique place in Michigan, with each group bringing something special to the table and collaborating … More CHARITY ISLAND PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT UPDATE

LEARN ABOUT OAK WILT AND CHECK YOUR TREES NOW

Oak Wilt Education Phillip Kurzeja, oak wilt specialist for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, will give a presentation 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 27, at the Alcona Conservation District field office, 320 S. State St., Harrisville. The presentation was scheduled after 19 trees were suspected of having the disease along Hubbard Lake power … More LEARN ABOUT OAK WILT AND CHECK YOUR TREES NOW

CENSUS RESULTS ARE IN FOR KIRTLAND’S WARBLERS IN THE U.P.

A Record Count of Kirtland’s Warbler in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan Reported by the US Forest Service This year was the 23rd consecutive year of searching young jack pine in the Upper Peninsula for the federally endangered Kirtland’s Warbler. In June, census participants counted 53 singing males, in 7 counties, across federal, state, county … More CENSUS RESULTS ARE IN FOR KIRTLAND’S WARBLERS IN THE U.P.

COMMUNITY GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP TO TAKE PLACE NOVEMBER 1

Huron Pines offering grants for groups in Rifle River watershed By Tim Barnum | news@arenacindependent.com 989-387-9140 Posted 10/14/16 ARENAC COUNTY — Organizations that promote conservation or economic development in Ogemaw and Arenac counties can apply for grants from Huron Pines to help with a specific project within the Rifle River watershed. Huron Pines Community Program … More COMMUNITY GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP TO TAKE PLACE NOVEMBER 1

CALLING ALL RIFLE RIVER WATERSHED CONSERVATION CHAMPIONS!

The Rifle River Prosperity Network is excited to announce a brand new Mini-Grants opportunity for the communities of the Rifle River Watershed. With financial support and commitment from the Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network (WIN), a total of $15,000 is available for projects that: Preserve and protect the forests, waters and wildlife of the Rifle River Watershed … More CALLING ALL RIFLE RIVER WATERSHED CONSERVATION CHAMPIONS!

FROG-BIT CHALLENGE CONTINUES THROUGH SEPTEMBER 22

“We’re so excited that volunteers have already pulled more than 3,500 pounds of invasive European frog-bit from Michigan’s waters through Huron Pines’ Frog-Bit Challenge,” explains Dylan Goodell, Huron Pines AmeriCorps member. “By hand-pulling frog-bit from shallow shoreline areas of rivers and lakes, these caring individuals are helping to keep our Great Lakes ecosystems healthy.” The … More FROG-BIT CHALLENGE CONTINUES THROUGH SEPTEMBER 22

ROAD/STREAM CROSSING IMPROVEMENTS

Undersized road/stream crossing structures harm stream health and cause road safety and maintenance concerns. When water backs up behind small culverts it is exposed to warming and often erodes road embankments. Sometimes culverts wash out during flood events, causing significant ecological and economic damage. At the outlet, scouring leads to erosion and culverts may become … More ROAD/STREAM CROSSING IMPROVEMENTS

DAM REMOVAL PROJECTS

Michigan has a legacy of aging and failing dams, with more than 2,500 dams fragmenting our state’s waterways. These dams impact wildlife by acting as physical barriers to upstream movement, warming impounded waters and altering natural stream processes like flooding, nutrient transfer and movement of woody debris. Worse, aging dams can fail leading to catastrophic … More DAM REMOVAL PROJECTS