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From trash dump to treasured attraction: The vision of John I. Bellaire realized in Schoolcraft County

Decades after John Ira Bellaire’s efforts to make the Big Spring, called Kitch-iti-kipi, available for the public to enjoy, the waters of this popular Upper Peninsula destination remain magical.
From trash dump to treasured attraction: The vision of John I. Bellaire realized in Schoolcraft County

West Michigan couple devoted to creating, advocating for healthy forests

Bill and Patrice Bobier are Michigan’s 2024 Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year, honored with the award by the Michigan Tree Farm Committee. The Bobiers were given the award after their decades of work in the woods, advocating for good forestry policy and inspiring neighbors by sharing their love of the land with their community.
West Michigan couple devoted to creating, advocating for healthy forests

Buffalo Reef Task Force releases draft alternatives analysis

The multi-agency Buffalo Reef Task Force has issued its draft alternatives analysis for disposal of stamp sands removed from threatening valuable fish spawning and rearing habitat in and around the natural 2,200-acre reef, situated off the eastern coast of the Keweenaw Peninsula.
Buffalo Reef Task Force releases draft alternatives analysis

Winter's charm

A reflection on the winter season's unique brand of silence.
Winter's charm

Add more outdoors in 2024

When it comes to nature-based fun and learning, we’ve got you covered. Everyday adventurers, weekend warriors and everyone in between – you’re all welcome in Michigan’s big green gym. Here are a few ideas to get started.
Add more outdoors in 2024