Walleye bag limits in Saginaw Bay are being raised from 5-8. Yellow Perch limits are being cut in half to twenty-five. Continue reading
Burt Lake in Cheboygan county is known for having a historically strong Sturgeon fishery. However, in recent years, overfishing has had a significant impact on the fish population.
Governor Rick Snyder has declared a State of Emergency in Grand Traverse County in response to severe weather earlier this month.
The storms knocked out power across the region, and downed thousands of trees, including many on state property. Continue reading
Just over twenty million fish were taken from nurseries and strategically placed in streams and lakes across the state. Continue reading
Police believe they have found the body of a nine-year-old boy who went missing last weekend in Genesee County, prompting a statewide Amber Alert.
9-year old Omarion Humphrey went missing on July 4th at the Lake Calis Recreation Area. Officials said he was severely autistic and unable to speak.
Hundreds of first responders and volunteers searched for Omarion following his disappearance… but those large scale searches were abandoned earlier this week.
Then today, a child’s body was found floating in the lake by security officers. His parents confirmed a short time later that it was Omarion. The investigation into his death continues.
In an attempt to restore Yellow Perch populations in the Saginaw Bay, the DNR is proposing new fishing regulations.
Ontario Power Generation’s, or OPG’s, proposed nuclear dump has been declared safe enough to construct by a Canadian Joint Review Panel of scientists.
The panel submitted over 400 pages of analysis to the Minister. She now has 4 months to decide whether or not to grant OPG a permit to construct.
The panel recommended numerous plans of action that OPG will need to account for if they want to retain their accepted status.
It’s important to remember OPG is only requesting a permit to build the facility.
They will need to go through another assessment to earn a permit to use it.
Changes are coming to the way Silver Lake Dunes in Oceana county allows in guests. They’re switching to an electronic system which allows people to reserve tickets in advance.
Ron Olson is Chief of the DNR’s Recreation Division. He said the new system will make drastic changes to the traffic flow through Mears.
“Course the big benefit here collectively is to basically revolutionize the way we do this. And so we set up the system as we described to you before where you can basically reserve it similar to a campsite six weeks in advance of the date you would like to come and prevent you from having to wait in a 4 to 5 or 6 mile line, and all that.”
The park is switching up the new system because lines for the park on weekends and holidays would stop traffic for miles through Mears.
Olson said this will be a trial year. The DNR will accept constructive criticism from the public to improve the program in the future.
Michigan announced this week its initial $1 million investment into the new Aquatic Habitat Grant program.
As much as people have complained about the extreme conditions of the winter of 2014, there has been an actual toll on aquatic life.