Category Archives: Fish and Wildlife

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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Lame Duck Congress Increases More Bucks for Ducks

Who said a ‘Lame Duck’ Congress is Lame? Yesterday, the Senate passed (via unanimous consent) H.R. 5069, the Federal Duck Stamp Act, which is a huge WIN for duck hunters and wildlife conservation! The bill increases the price of duck … Continue reading

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Scientific Wildlife Management Wins in Michigan

Today, the Michigan House of Representatives passed the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act…which essentially ensures that all wildlife management decisions are made by professional scientific wildlife managers…and not by the ballot box. The Michigan Senate did its part by … Continue reading

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How You Can Help Protect Wild Salmon in Bristol Bay

As we are enjoying the early spring trout and salmon season here in Michigan and across the Great Lakes, I thought you all should be aware of a fight that is going on in Alaska right now to protect a … Continue reading

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Protecting America’s Waters…RULES

A new rule from the Administration will protect our Great Lakes, wild rivers and the trout that call them home.  Quite simply, this rule will provide better protections to the places where we like to hunt, fish and recreate. Oh, … Continue reading

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Congressional Legend Retires

National Wildlife Federation Thanks Rep. John Dingell for Service to Protect Fish, Wildlife, and Habitat ANN ARBOR, MICH. (February 24, 2014) — The National Wildlife Federation today thanked Rep. John Dingell for his years of service in the U.S. Congress, … Continue reading

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#BestAndWorstMomentsOf2013

Sitting at the breakfast table the other day with the kids, I asked them what was their best moment of 2013.  As I sat and listened to them think about all the things they are proud of, or experienced over … Continue reading

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