New plan aims to reverse monarch butterfly decline

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.

Sharp-tailed grouse drought to continue in western U.P.

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.

Recent regs change aids anglers in landing fish

Previous reg created a safety issue for anglers fishing for steelhead from boats, as there was concern anglers would not be safe if they had to lean well over the side of the boat to net a steelhead with such a short net handle. 

Propellers and bubbles to keep the carp out?

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.

Vandals deliver a blow to Michigan bat research project

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.

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