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May 16, 2014 LANSING — The osprey, a species of special concern that has rebounded across Michigan including the Upper Peninsula, over the past half-century, now faces a new threat. more »»

Icy lake bad for psyche, fishing derby

May 16, 2014 We had to drive about 450 miles south last week, but finally the temperature rose into the 80s and the lake we were on was ice free. more »»

T.C. studying possible fishing pier

May 16, 2014 TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Traverse City officials are looking at whether a roughly 550-foot-long fishing pier should be built at Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay. more »»

Gone fishin’

May 16, 2014 UPPER PENINSULA Marquette: Was almost ice free, however easterly winds blew ice back into the area. The Lower Harbor still has ice and beyond the breakwalls is a large amount of ice. more »»

Woman in the wilderness

May 9, 2014 BIG BAY — Maybe it’s the influence of the fictional archer and heroine of “The Hunger Games,” Katniss Everdeen, who inspired women to sign up for the upcoming summer Becoming an Outdoors-Woman... more »»

Great Lakes phosphorus cuts badly needed

May 9, 2014 The health and public use and enjoyment of the Great Lakes is under siege from systemic threats like climate change, extreme water levels, Asian Carp and other invasive species, and nutrient... more »»

Silent salamander spring

May 2, 2014 MARQUETTE — It’s a safe bet salamanders don’t cross too many people’s minds this time of year. more »»

Column: DNR seeks input on 10 brookie rule

May 2, 2014 I thought it would be safe to take a week off in early May to mix a little early season trout fishing in with some spring cleanup projects around home and at camp. more »»

Young stewardship

April 25, 2014 MARQUETTE — If you want kids to appreciate and enhance the common milkweed’s role in the ecosystem, it’s best to teach them now. That’s at least one goal of a local environmental effort. more »»

Invasive feces

April 18, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Noquemanon Trail Network, which winds through some of the most picturesque spots in the area, attracts many hikers, cross-country skiers and other outdoors enthusiasts. more »»

Trout opening day can be a real crap shoot

April 18, 2014 It came to me just the other day that we were spoiled rotten for several winters in the early years of this century — until the winter of 2012-13. more »»

Gone fishin’

April 18, 2014 UPPER PENINSULA Keweenaw Bay: The bite was slow but those fishing out from the Falls River did catch a few whitefish and burbot. more »»

Birds that stay for winter are a hardy lot

April 11, 2014 MARQUETTE — Many birds fly south for the winter, but in the case of this seemingly never-ending cold season, species that stick around are presented with challenges. more »»

Isle Royale plan a step in right direction

April 11, 2014 It appears Isle Royale National Park officials are taking the right course of action in regard to the dwindling wolf population on the island park. more »»

Gone fishin’

April 11, 2014 UPPER PENINSULA Munising: Ice fishing continues, but anglers might find themselves breaking through the top crust of ice and slus. more »»

Informational open house set

April 11, 2014 MARQUETTE — An informational open house for a new animation program for kids will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at U.P. Children’s Museum, Marquette. more »»

Royal ball fundraiser on Saturday

April 11, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Lake Superior Youth Theatre Royal Ball Fundraiser will be 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Graveraet Gym, 611 N. Front St., Marquette. more »»

FUN Raiser Walk-a-thon in Gwinn

April 11, 2014 GWINN — U.P.Pink Power is hosting its Annual 17-mile FUN Raiser Walk-a-thon starting at 9 a.m. Saturday from Tall Timbers in Gwinn to Gary’s Knotty Pine in Arnold. Registration is at 8 a.m. more »»

The calendar

April 11, 2014 EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing no later than one week before the event. more »»

Winter’s wages

April 4, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently issued its spring advisory, reminding the public it may be common to find dead fish, turtles and frogs or other aquatic creatures as... more »»



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