The Rapidian

Natural Resources

Michigan conservation efforts springs into action

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 03-12-2019 under NONPROFITS

As the days grow longer and spring sights and smells start to reappear, Michigan residents are slowly beginning to warm up to the idea of spending recreation time outside again. But many folks are out there already, hard at work behind the scenes to...

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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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No strangers to the endangered

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 05-09-2018 under NONPROFITS

Michigan is home to a vibrant array of wildlife uniquely adapted to life near the Great Lakes. But over time, conservationists identified some of that wildlife as needing special assistance – and efforts were launched to improve their numbers...

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Woodcock making impressive return

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 09-19-2017 under NONPROFITS

With nicknames like timberdoodle and bogsucker, you’d think it’d be hard to be taken seriously. And yet hundreds of naturalists from around the world will converge on Michigan this fall to discuss ways to help conserve the tiny but...

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Improving Michigan's elk habitat is family affair

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 09-07-2017 under NONPROFITS

Their grins say it all. It’s been a long day tearing down old fences and rickety sheds, but there’s nowhere on earth this grandfather and grandson would rather be. “I just wish everybody was as fortunate as I am to be able to take...

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Preserving a wild and scenic West Michigan landmark

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 09-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Pere Marquette River makes conservation look easy. One of the longest undammed rivers in the Midwest, the Pere Marquette is 66 miles of wild and clear beauty. But keeping it that way has taken a half-century of actively protecting, enhancing and...

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Flat Lander's creates own line of craft spirits for Barstilleryâ„¢ concept

by (caithoop)

Submitted 11-14-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

In Grand Rapids there are a plethora of breweries and brewpubs that have found great success. For Gregg Palazzolo and Robert Grimes, owners of Flat Lander's (855 Michigan St NE), they are hoping the same rings true for distilleries, or in...

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