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DNR advises caution to prevent spread of oak wilt disease
April 13, 2015, 9:00 am
Contact: Roger Mech, 517-243-0300 or Bob Heyd, 906-228-6561, ext. 3023

For most people, April 15 is the annual tax-filing deadline. For people like Roger Mech – and other forest health professionals – April 15 also marks the beginning of the yearly window when oak wilt can be transmitted from diseased to healthy red oak trees.

Good News for Manton Creek
April 7, 2015, 9:00 am

Since the removal of the Manton Millpond Dam in 2011, Manton Creek has undergone a remarkable transformation. The Michigan DNR highlighted this change in a recently released Status of the Fishery Resource Report for Manton Creek. The shallow, warm waters of the historical Millpond have been replaced by a cool, rushing stream with an outstanding trout population.

Outdoor Business Gives Back to Michigan
April 1, 2015, 12:00 am

The Conservation Alliance, a group of outdoor industry companies, recently announced the results of their Winter 2015 funding cycle. They contributed $800,000 to 24 organizations including CRA! The $30,000 grant is helping us achieve our mission to free span the Maple River.

Maple River HomeWaters Update - Spring 2015
March 31, 2015, 2:00 pm

The goal in the Maple River Watershed, a high quality coldwater system, is 100% connectivity – a rare and challenging opportunity. The main stem flows roughly 23 miles in Emmet County before flowing into Burt Lake and the Cheboygan River Watershed. Like many northern Michigan rivers, historic logging, agricultural practices, and transportation development have left an impact over the last century. This initiative provides a unique chance for fish and wildlife to access over 40 miles of aquatic habitat, including the main stem and its tributaries, completely unrestricted.

Bridges are Great – Bugs are Better
March 31, 2015, 9:49 am

Do full span bridges and culverts improve water quality? In the case of the Maple River, the proof is in the pudding thanks to the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians. Since 2001, their staff has been monitoring the West Branch of the Maple River every other year. They track aquatic macroinvertebrates, phosphorus, dissolved oxygen, temperature, pH and more.

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