Tag Archives: northern Michigan

State lawmakers concerned about the depleting Isle Royale wolf population


Some lawmakers are speaking up for the wolves on Isle Royale. They’re asking the National Parks Service to help rebuild the wolf population.

As of this year, there are only three wolves left on Isle Royale. That’s after years and years of the influx and recession of the wolf population. Continue reading

Endangered species designation slows northern trail project

BatTrail enthusiasts in northern Michigan will have to wait a bit longer for construction of a new trail from Boyne City to Charlevoix.

The project delay is the result of a recent designation of the northern long-eared bat as a threatened species by the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service. Continue reading

State trail usage survey reveals thousands of annual users

trail users 2Michigan’s recreational trails have been feeling the love. A community forum is planned in Petoskey to discuss survey results that show the usage of some northern Michigan trails.

The Top of Michigan Trails Council and Emmet County commissioned the study last summer. Continue reading

Congressman Benishek announces Veterans Action Initiative

Photo of Dr. Dan Benishek, R-Michigan's First Congressional District.

Photo of Dr. Dan Benishek, R-Michigan’s First Congressional District.

Michigan’s first congressional district is one of the most veteran-dense populations in America, yet resources are scarce for those vets, according to Congressman Dan Benishek, a republican serving the northern Michigan.
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Northern Michigan gets $6 million for “Deep Freeze Fund”

Almost a dozen counties hit by strong winter weather now have the opportunity to apply for millions in infrastructure grant money.

Cold weather this past winter was strong enough to damage water and sewer mains for some areas of northern Michigan.

Officials said $6 million in grants are available to help eligible communities through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Continue reading