The Rapidian

wildlife

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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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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Stepping into the wild

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 07-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

It’s hard to believe that some children, especially those living in urban areas, have never experienced Michigan’s great outdoors. “Every day is a wonderful day for me because I get to watch the faces of children who have never...

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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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Flygirls Find Peace, Friendship on the Water

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 03-20-2017 under NONPROFITS

Knee-deep in a clear Michigan trout stream is Ann Miller’s happy place. “Fishing is the only time when I can escape from all life’s worries and just think about what I’m doing on the river,” said Miller, co-founder of...

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Growing Up Blandford Campaign seeks to increase capacity for Blandford Nature Center

by (GRTV)

Submitted 01-04-2017 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s episode of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Corey Turner, Development Manager at Blandford Nature Center, discusses the Growing Up Blandford Campaign and how this community-supported effort will help Blandford welcome even more...

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Volunteers at the heart of West Michigan conservation

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 10-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

STEVENSVILLE – Standing in the warm sunlight with his hard-won prize in hand, the grin on 7-year-old Bradlee Gehlhoff’s face is infectious. But unlike most kids these days, Bradlee didn’t catch Pokémon – he caught a fistful...

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Michigan state parks act as summer classrooms

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 07-14-2016 under NONPROFITS

This year the State Park Explorer Program will conduct three “themed” weeks and one special summer long program. Under the clear night’s sky, campers from Warren Dunes State Park gather on the shores of Lake Michigan. Above the...

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The Grand River is becoming a paddlers' paradise

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 06-08-2016 under NONPROFITS

GR Paddling gets a call from folks interested in kayaking near Grand Rapids but are unsure which tributary might make the best adventure. That's where Jeff Neumann comes in. "We've got 21 different reaches to pick from on five...

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