Know your landscape from the ground, up

The massive sheet of ice which shaped Michigan thousands of years ago is long gone but its impact remains. Along the northern Lake Huron coast, the glacier scraped away material right down to bedrock. Further inland, the mile-thick ice deposited huge amounts of earth in rolling hills as it receded. This is the foundation of Northern Michigan’s diverse forest cover. … More Know your landscape from the ground, up

Slow and Steady: How Connected Lands Help Blanding’s Turtle Stay in the Race

The Blanding’s turtle is distinguished by its helmetlike shell and mustard-yellow throat. Though not federally listed as an endangered species, it is one of special concern in Michigan where its habitats have been fragmented. As development increases in Northern Michigan, especially near coastal and wetland areas, the turtle’s habitat is disrupted by new construction, increased traffic and a shifting landscape. … More Slow and Steady: How Connected Lands Help Blanding’s Turtle Stay in the Race

KW CONSERVATION TEAM TAKES FLIGHT

On March 31, 2016 the Kirtland’s Warbler Conservation Team was officially launched! This group will steward the communication and cooperation among a diverse set of partners to ensure the long-term sustainability of the Kirtland’s Warbler and its breeding, wintering and migratory habitats. They carry on the tradition of the Kirtland’s Warbler Recovery Team to share … More KW CONSERVATION TEAM TAKES FLIGHT