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October 2016
Close-up of a healthy fall walleye fingerling held in someone's hands
DNR sees southern Michigan success in fall walleye stocking

Fall is harvest time in Michigan, and while most may be thinking of picking apples or plucking pumpkins, DNR fisheries crews are thinking about walleye. Specifically, they’re collecting the last of the walleye fingerlings that are raised in rearing ponds for stocking and getting the fish to where they want them to be.

Close-up view of a peregrine falcon that had nested at a Lansing-area power plant.
Celebrating 100 years of international bird conservation

Piping plover. Peregine falcon. Kirtland’s warbler. These species may not be tip of the tongue for every Michigander, but thanks to a number of conservation efforts – and important legislation marking its centennial anniversary this year – these and other feathered fliers remain a big part of Michigan’s birding landscape.

Girl tries to determine height of a tree by gazing through clinometer, while classmates look on
Marquette County students participate in forestry field day

About 200 Marquette County schoolchildren recently got a close-up, hands-on look at how consulting foresters operate. From measuring the height of a towering pine, to aging a maple or searching for signs of forestland pests and disease, these kids learned how to see the forest through the trees.

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