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Topics range from fishing and hunting to history and outdoor recreation. This is a weekly feature story sent on Thursday.
Another kind of harvest gathering
Over the past couple hundred years, American settlers have greatly reduced prairie with modern agriculture and urban development, introduced invasive species, eliminated large herbivores and reduced wildfire on the landscape that depended on it. One way to address this? Seed planting.
Don't burn that butterfly's blankie!
Missing in the Porcupine Mountains
Treasure trove of deer data on the way with mandatory online harvest reporting
Those street trees are pretty, but they also contribute to the economy
Urban forestry directly provides more than 20,000 jobs with a payroll of about $75 million, according to the new regional study funded by the federal government and focused on states that belong to the Northeast-Midwest State Foresters Alliance. Michigan is included in that alliance, which is comprised of 20 states and the District of Columbia.
Michigan’s forest products industry’s value spikes
From a furniture factory in suburban Grand Rapids to a paper mill in the Upper Peninsula to a one-employee sawmill operation in the heart of the mitten, Michigan’s forest products industry is growing.