Would remove the Natural Resources Trust Fund's $500 million funding cap and require that the Legislature direct 15 percent of oil and gas revenue toward grants for local public recreation projects.
The draft plan builds on existing efforts of state, federal, and local agencies and private organizations and individuals and covers a 16-state region stretching from Texas to the Upper Midwest that encompasses the primary production and migratory habitat areas for eastern monarchs.
Lucas Murphy and Nolan Hitt won $2,000 for the Grand Valley State fishing team with their win. They also earned a berth in the 2018 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship.
About 300 schools across the state take part raising salmon in classrooms with the goal of encouraging students to become advocates for the Great Lakes and the environment.
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With the exception of Menominee County, 14 of the U.P.’s 15 counties have at least one stream included on the 10-brook-trout list.
State DNR supervisor says things looked good for the U.P. deer herd a month ago. But the situation has deteriorated as winter has held on.
Indiana officials say that cooperative arrangement helped save the Hoosier state's annual brown trout restocking in and along the state's Lake Michigan shoreline.
And in Wisconsin, study notes reduction in walleye production.
Carp Tank winner's “Cavitation Barrier to Deter Asian Carp” would utilize a row of specially designed propellers to generate a wall of cavitation bubbles that implode and emit high-speed jets of water. The painful sensation of the bubbles along with the noise of the propellers would repel fish and prevent their passage beyond the bubble barrier.
DNR wildlife biologists have been working with researchers from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo to field test a treatment for bats and mines in the western Upper Peninsula, in hopes of developing an effective compound to combat white-nose syndrome.
Four Minnesotans also named honorable mention; Great Lakes region has strong presence.
It’s time for paddlers to help shoulder the weight of paying for public access and law enforcement on state waterways.
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