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.
“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
Huron Pines takes an ecosystem approach to protecting and restoring wildlife habitat. Through activities like installing instream habitat structure, we are sustaining diverse Michigan river systems that provide refuge for fish and other wildlife. At the core of our work is a dedication to promoting wise stewardship of our most critical coastal and inland landscapes. … More INSTREAM HABITAT
The Kirtland’s Warbler Weekend on June 3–4 delivered an economic boost to the Roscommon area, drawing people from as far away as California, Pennsylvania, New York, South Carolina and Florida! This event brings an awareness to the endangered songbird that will ensure its ability to thrive for generations to come. Although the Kirtland’s Warbler has … More 2016 KIRTLAND’S WARBLER WEEKEND A SUCCESS
Guest article by Bill Radtke, Michigan Department of Natural Resources There’s a new addition to the lineup for the 2016 Kirtland’s Warbler Festival being held in Roscommon on Saturday, June 4—members of the local Amateur Radio Community (Ham Radio)! The Ham Radio operators will be operating a Special Event Radio Station (SES) on the grounds … More THE 2016 KIRTLAND’S WARBLER FESTIVAL GOES WORLDWIDE
This time of year, when trekking through the Pigeon River Country State Forest (PRC), you might be lucky enough to spot some bull elk as they spar and vie for mating rights. Reintroduced to Michigan in the early 1900’s, elk are highly adaptable animals that can thrive in a variety of habitats. Northern Michigan’s elk … More ELK VIEWING & IMPROVING HABITAT IN THE “BIG WILD”
We are thrilled to report that because of recent generous support from partners and citizens like you, we’ve met our fundraising goal to move forward with the Song of the Morning Dam Removal this fall! We are thankful for each dollar contributed by individual donors and from dynamic groups like the Pigeon River Country Association, … More RECONNECTING THE PIGEON RIVER, TOGETHER!