The Rapidian

Conservation

Magnificent moose: The comeback story of Michigan's Upper Peninsula herd

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 10-08-2019 under NONPROFITS

How do you get a half-ton moose from Ontario to Michigan? All it takes is a helicopter, a sturdy sling, a big blindfold, earplugs, an international team of wildlife biologists and veterinarians, a 600-mile overnight truck ride, and a verdant new...

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Wetlands royalty: Meet the wood duck, Michigan's regal-looking waterfowl

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 09-24-2019 under NONPROFITS

With its swanky pompadour and rainbow-hued plumage, the wood duck looks like it’s part peacock, part Elvis impersonator. But you won’t catch this Michigan native flashing its feathers in a tropical forest or duckwalking down the Vegas...

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Prevent invasives from harming Michigan's native species

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 08-07-2018 under NONPROFITS

One of the best things about Michigan is how easy it is for wildlife to live and grow here. A wide range of plants and animals have made the state their home, including some that do not originate from the Midwest — or even North America. Many...

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Angling for a better Michigan economy

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 05-28-2018 under NONPROFITS

Spring is an exciting time of year for Michigan fishermen, aka anglers. Now that the ice has melted for the year, anglers are switching gear and starting to head out for open water to their favorite fishing holes to spend time with friends and...

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A century and counting: Aerial surveys help manage elk herd

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 02-07-2018 under NONPROFITS

As the single-engine Cessna crisscrosses the wintry skies, Jennifer Kleitch spots a piece of Michigan history. “Elk on the right!” Kleitch shouts, a smile spreading across her face as she quickly tallies the grouping of massive mammals...

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Catalyst Radio: Discussing conservation in West Michigan

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-15-2017 under NONPROFITS

Host Cindy Kamp speaks with Ginny Wanty & Shaun Howard from West Michigan Conservation Network.

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Catalyst Radio: WMEAC talks watersheds, pipelines, environmental conservation

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 11-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

The West Michigan Environmental Action Council’s (WMEAC) Executive Director, Bill Wood, talks with host, Cindy Kamp, about initiatives to protect local watersheds, shut down Line 5, and encourage environmental conservation. WMEAC celebrates...

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Regenerating forests for healthy wildlife habitats

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 11-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

“The Grouse Machine” serves “The King” – and in the process, various habitants of Michigan’s forests benefit. The machine is a Caterpillar skid steer with a forestry-mulching head that the Ruffed Grouse Society...

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Michigan fish hatcheries help balance the ecosystem

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 05-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

Sometimes Mother Nature needs a helping hand. That’s been especially true in Michigan when it comes to replenishing lost fish populations and establishing new ones in the Great Lakes and inland waters. By the late 19th century, fish had begun...

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'Dinosaur Fish' May Outlive Us All

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 04-10-2017 under NONPROFITS

With their large suction mouth, shark-like tail, and rows of bony plates up and down its 6-foot-long body, lake sturgeon are pretty intimidating. But not to 12-year-old Elena Guc. “I think it’s really interesting how lake sturgeon have...

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