Michigan Department of natural Resources

3:47 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

State spent $200,000 to keep wolves off of one farm

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says it did not initiate the state’s first wolf hunt largely because of one farmer’s problems, but recent data suggests otherwise.
(Note: Search this database for attacks by wolves and compensation paid.) Taxpayers have footed the bill for more than $200,000 to assist a single controversial cattle farmer against wolf attacks, newly obtained documents by MLive.com show.
5:22 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

State delays sale of wolf hunting licenses

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Minnesota saw a huge drop in its wolf population after its first wolf hunt last year. Though a Minnesota DNR spokesman said that could be because the deer population also dropped. Opponents of the wolf hunt worry about what the hunt could do to the wolf population in Michigan.
The announcement comes as wildlife managers in Minnesota, which had its first wolf hunt last year, are cutting their wolf quota nearly in half for this fall's hunt there, after surveys showed a big drop in the wolf population.
5:09 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Locals protest removal of historic dam

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Residents say they have concerns about Enbridge owning the property and removing the 100-year-old historic dam.
CERESCO, MI - Enbridge Inc. plans to purchase and remove Ceresco Dam, located along the Kalamazoo River just southeast of Battle Creek, if the move is best for the environment and for federal and state governments, a company spokesperson said.
Environment
3:31 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Toxic PCBs behind aging Kalamazoo River dams pose new risks

On the other side of the Kalamazoo River sits the last remnants of the Plainwell Dam. It was removed in 2007.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

A long time ago,  paper mills dumped toxic PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, into the Kalamazoo River. Though the Environmental Protection Agency has been working to remove them, there are still PCBs lurking behind the river’s dams...and those dams are getting too old to hold them.

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7:53 am
Wed May 1, 2013

DNR plan would lift cap on state land purchases

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Plan to go to governor approval
Michigan's Department of Natural Resources is delivering a proposal to Gov. Rick Snyder this month that it hopes will help lead to the lifting of a state-imposed cap on land acquisitions. Last year, the Republican-controlled Legislature limited the state's holdings to 4.6 million acres.

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