conservation

Federal judge's ruling is likely to be appealed

Property is near Lake Michigan and south of Warren Dunes State Park

Courtesy of Mike Van Buren

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

Bill was first to pass both chambers of Congress since 2009

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.