conservation

6:13 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Fundraising Effort to Preserve Dune Woodlands in Berrien County

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Property is near Lake Michigan and south of Warren Dunes State Park
SAWYER - A land conservancy group is helping preserve a section of Chikaming Township woodland that has been part of a church camp for kids for more than 90 years At the same time, the efforts of the Deer Creek Open Space Association will provide money that Tower Hill Camp needs to operate, according to organizers.
North Woods Call
12:01 am
Thu August 7, 2014

WSW: Covering the Environment and Conservation

Mike Van Buren
Credit Courtesy of Mike Van Buren

Former Kalamazoo Gazette Reporter Mike Van Buren always had an interest in conservation and a passion for journalism. 

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6:18 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Northern Michigan's Sleeping Bear Dunes Dedicated as Federally Protected Wilderness

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Bill was first to pass both chambers of Congress since 2009
EMPIRE, MI - Some 32,500 acres of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was formally dedicated as protected wilderness this weekend. The ceremony on Friday, May 30 at the No. 3 dune overlook on the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive followed legislation signed into law this spring that designates nearly half of the 71,199-acre National Lakeshore as wilderness under the National Wilderness Preservation System.
WestSouthwest
12:00 am
Wed April 16, 2014

WSW: How Passenger Pigeons Went from "Billions to None"

Male (left) and female passenger pigeons, in illustration.
Credit Joel Greenberg / Project Passenger Pigeon

Passenger pigeons once outnumbered all other birds in North America. When migrated they moved in huge flocks, sometimes comprising more than a billion birds. The largest nesting ever recorded covered 850 square miles.

That was in 1871. Just a few decades later, passenger pigeons were all but gone from the wild.

By the end of 1914 they were extinct.

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