The Rapidian

wildlife conservation

Michigan's bald eagle population is rebounding after locals' teamwork

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 09-10-2019 under NONPROFITS

With their steely predator’s gaze, massive wingspans and brilliant white heads, bald eagles are among the more striking members of the animal kingdom. And Michigan is home to a healthy population of them. But these powerful birds of prey are...

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Teamwork, grants boost wildlife conservation efforts across Michigan

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 04-25-2019 under NONPROFITS

Did you know it is easy to turn your backyard into a Michigan conservation project — and that you could get a grant to help you pay for it? Through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Habitat Grant Program,...

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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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Hare today, hare tomorrow

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 12-20-2017 under NONPROFITS

Climate change has not been kind to Michigan’s snowshoe hare. Every year, the coats of these small mammals change with the seasons – snow-white in winter, reddish-brown in summer – to help conceal them from predators. But for more...

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Women build bonds, break barriers in outdoor program

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 12-07-2017 under NONPROFITS

On glistening trails overlooking Lake Superior, a woman races behind a team of sled dogs. Nearby, other women snowshoe through the still, icy woods. Inside, a first-time archer scores a bull’s-eye and her newfound friends applaud. And there...

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Michiganders thankful for turkey's restoration

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 11-20-2017 under NONPROFITS

For many people in Southeast Michigan, turkeys evoke thoughts of Thanksgiving dinner, time spent with family, watching parades and football. For others throughout the region and state, the birds represent Michigan’s outdoor heritage and the...

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Hunting contributes year-round benefits to wildlife

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 11-14-2017 under NONPROFITS

Nov. 15 – a day many consider a holiday. Even those who don’t personally observe the opening day of deer season can have something to be thankful for. Not only can they count on family, friends and co-workers skipping work to seek white-...

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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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