natural resources

A summary of Michigan's resources
John Yellich, Michigan Geological Survey

When it comes to mapping its natural resources, Michigan falls behind other states. But a $500,000 state grant may help change that. The grant to the Michigan Geological Survey will pay for statewide resource mapping. 

Brian Petersen

Young Chinook salmon are making their annual journey to Lake Michigan. For some of them, growing and gaining strength for the trip began, not in a river, but in a sixth-grade classroom in Van Buren County.

Jane Larson began teaching at Paw Paw Middle School 16 years ago. Last year, she joined a program created by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources called “Salmon in the Classroom”. Larson says her new principal, Jerry McDaniel, gave her the idea; "I signed up and there was a workshop at the Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery and they got us going with it.”