native plants en State senator behind legislation to ban nature reserves <p>Hearings to ban “biodiversity areas” in the state capitol will continue this week. <a href="">Interlochen&nbsp;Public Radio </a>reports that supporters of the legislation want to allow businesses to access public lands that serve as reserves for native plants and animals. Republican state Senator Tom Casperson says this would help create jobs and business opportunities. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:04:37 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 2498 at