The three states are in the early stages of planning to test samples from grouse this fall, but at this point there is no evidence that the virus is having a population-level impact in the Great Lakes region.
National Park Service looks to public to help address spike in visitors at Michigan's Pictured Rocks
The number of visitors has doubled over the last five years – nearly 800,000 people reportedly visited the lakeshore during its peak seasons in 2017.
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.
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DNR wildlife biologists had planned to capture about 20 birds from the eastern U.P. and re-introduce them to Ontonagon County. However, late winter snowfall and a persistent groundcover of snow have delayed the effort until next spring for the game birds, which haven't been seen reliably in the area since the mid-'90s.
Heavy snowfall over past several weeks, along with frozen wetlands and now rising waterways, has hindered trappers.
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.
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