Peggy Kusnerz is the last living relative in the Borkowski lineage to own the family land in the heart of Northern Lower Michigan. Passed down through four generations, Peggy is determined to keep their legacy alive by ensuring the land will be cared for long after she is gone. … More Welcome to Peggy’s Place, an Ecosystem Being Restored
The grant will allow Huron Pines to try new approaches to habitat restoration on state land with a focus on the broader jack pine ecosystem now that the once-endangered Kirtland’s warbler population has stabilized. … More Huron Pines Awarded Grant to Restore Jack Pine Ecosystem
The goal of Huron Pines’ budding seed-collection project is to find remnants of what were once sprawling landscapes, gather seed from the plants growing there, then propagate them for efforts to restore native plant communities. … More Bringing Back Biodiversity One Seed at a Time
Picture a carpet of vegetation so dense that your legs become lost in a sea of green as you wade through the forest. The woodland wildflowers that used to bloom here are no more, lost to a flood of invasive plants. Gone too are the diverse insects that once clamored over every blossom and propagated those beloved native flowers. What’s left are trees and an understory of nothing but garlic mustard. … More Take on Invasives: Garlic Mustard
A watershed is all the land and water that drains to a single outlet. For example, the Thunder Bay River Watershed is everything that empties into Thunder Bay, and the Lake Huron Watershed includes all the parts of Michigan and Ontario that drain into Lake Huron. To restore a river, we first need to know where the issues lie. … More What Is a Road/Stream Crossing Inventory?
Huron Pines will break ground the week of June 22 on a project to correct seasonal flooding problems and improve fish passage on Gilchrist Creek at Harwood Road southeast of Atlanta. The roadway will be closed for an estimated six weeks as a set of three undersized culverts are removed and replaced with a new … More Restoration Work to Begin on Gilchrist Creek