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What Will Be Lost if Asian Carp Invade the Great Lakes?

Great Lakes Conservation Groups Launch Video Series on Impact of Asian Carp   You have heard about these invasive Asian carp and how they negatively impact our water and native fish.  You also have heard about what they could do … Continue reading

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Bears Ear: The Hunters Monument

Today’s Great Lakes Outdoors guest writer, Lew Carpenter, shares his awesome experience chasing turkey’s in one of our newest National Monuments….Bears Ear National Monument.  Keep it public. Please TAKE ACTION BEFORE FRIDAY MAY 26TH AND HELP SAVE THIS HUNTERS MONUMENT … Continue reading

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Bill Opens Door for Invasive Species

Great Lakes Conservation Groups Denounce Bill Opening Door For Invasive Species Senate Committee Attaches Weakened Ballast Water Standards to Coast Guard Authorization Ann Arbor, MI – Yesterday, the Senate Commerce Committee voted to weaken Clean Water Act protections that help … Continue reading

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Hunters and Anglers Blast House Rule on Public Lands

The National Wildlife Federation has joined other sportsmen/women’s, conservation and outdoors groups to oppose a Jan. 3 U.S. House of Representative rule change that will make it easier to sell or transfer national public lands by negating their value when … Continue reading

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2016 in Review

As 2016 just came to a close (thank God), we might as well reflect back on the year’s milestone events that impacted the fish and wildlife of our Great Lakes. While the year held many successes, there are also many … Continue reading

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No Mining in the Boundary Waters

My former boss and mentor, the late Congressman Bruce F. Vento is smiling down on us right now. The reason is that we just heard today that federal land managers decided to reject a proposed mine in the heart of … Continue reading

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Where the Bison Roam…

While directing public lands work for National Wildlife Federation many years ago, I had the pleasure of working on efforts to protect and restore western public landscapes.   One of the many places I worked on were the public lands up … Continue reading

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Big Deal for Merica’s Fish and Wildlife

Yesterday evening, Congressman Don Young (R-AK) and Michigan’s (and my Congresswoman) Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced a bill that would direct existing funding from oil and gas leases to increase funding for proactive wildlife conservation.  This is a big deal for … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Diversion Approved -Now We Bird Dog It

Yesterday in Chicago, the first Great Lakes diversion application under the Great Lakes Compact (Compact) was approved, with conditions.  This is a sound decision. Say what? Didn’t almost everyone oppose this? Including National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and virtually every environmental … Continue reading

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U.S. House Passes Vital Great Lakes Bill

Good news today from Congress…… U.S. House Passes Vital Great Lakes Bill Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition urges Senate to Act to ensure that the national maintains commitment to Great Lakes ANN ARBOR, MICH. (April 26, 2016)—The U.S. House today … Continue reading

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