Tag Archives: National Wildlife Federation

Asian carp study will finally see the light of day

“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance…” – James Madison, fourth American president Next Monday August 7th, we will finally gain knowledge. We will gain knowledge of options that federal officials have been studying to protect our Great Lakes from an Asian … Continue reading

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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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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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Groups Urge MI Gov Snyder to Veto Great Lakes Diversion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2016 Groups Urge Michigan Governor Snyder to Deny Great Lakes Water Diversion Request PETOSKEY, MI – Over 25 environmental and conservation organizations and associations from throughout Michigan are urging Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to ensure … Continue reading

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Keep Great Lakes Water in the Great Lakes

  The above video sends a message that you all should know about… Did you know that right now, the Great Lakes governors and Canadian premiers of Ontario and Quebec are reviewing the first Great Lakes diversion proposal under a … Continue reading

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First Request To Divert Great Lakes Water Heads to Great Lakes Governors and Premiers

  Alliance for the Great Lakes – National Wildlife Federation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 8, 2016 CONTACT: Marc Smith, National Wildlife Federation, 734-887-7116, msmith@nwf.org Molly Flanagan, Alliance for the Great Lakes, 312-445-974, mflanagan@greatlakes.org First Request to Divert Great Lakes Water … Continue reading

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