After a year filled with controversy, Michigan is holding it’s first wolf hunt in nearly 40 years.
Although this is Michigan’s first hunt, that’s not the case for other states in the upper Midwest.
Minnesota and Wisconsin are both heading into their second wolf hunt this year. Continue Reading →
We talked to John Vucetich, a wildlife biologist and professor at Michigan Technological University, last month about Michigan’s first-ever wolf hunt, which begins today.
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With Michigan’s first wolf hunt set to begin in less than a month, citizens’ right to hunt the once-protected species has developed into a polarizing issue.
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Michigan’s recycling rate is lowest in Great Lakes region by Great Lakes Echo
At 20 percent, Michigan’s recycling rate is 10 percent lower than the regional average. Many people around the state are hoping to change that. In 2012, Governor Rick Snyder identified increasing Michigan’s recycling rates as a priority for his administration. Michigan Recycling Coalition executive director Kerrin O’Brien discusses what a comprehensive recycling plan might include. Also this past March, the Keep Michigan Wolves Protected coalition submitted some 255,000 signatures in a bid to overturn the law passed by the Michigan legislature that put wolves on the list of game species. The Senate
soon passed another law that essentially circumvented the petition. Now, the group is trying again with a second referendum drive. This time, the president of the Human Society of the United States was in Michigan earlier this week to lend his support. We spoke with HSUS president Wayne Pacelle about the issue. This environmental segment of Current State is supported by Michigan State University’s Knight Center for Environmental Journalism. For more news of the Great Lakes environment, you can check out GreatLakesEcho.org
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Now’s your opportunity to pass on your Polish grandfather’s traditional name, or finally name a boy Sue. The International Wolf Center in Ely, Minn., is hosting the Name the Wolf Pups contest, where you can enter to name wolf pups that will be part of the center’s ambassador wolf pack. The two pups up for naming this year are temporarily nicknamed Bolts and Peanut. Bolts is an inquisitive yet camera-shy male, and Peanut is a vocal, robust female. You can see the pups on the center’s Youtube Channel, or in live action on the Wolf Watch Cam. Continue Reading →
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has removed gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the federal endangered species list. The western Great Lakes region includes Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and portions of North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. The delisting takes effect Jan. 27. State departments will manage wolves after the delisting. Continue Reading →
Michigan officials are surveying the Lower Peninsula for wolves. The agency confirmed two observations last year.
Other wildlife experts say wolves have been in the Lower Peninsula for 20 years, and that more may be moving south.
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(MI) The Detroit News – Federal agents are investigating a recent rash of illegal wolf killings across northern Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. (more…) Continue Reading →
By Alice Rossignol
Nov. 3, 2009
As a boy, David Radaich’s father shot wolves that wandered onto the family cattle farm in northeast Minnesota. Now a beef cattle producer himself, Radaich tries to deal with wolves in a legal and ethical way. But it’s not easy. “The challenge seems to be increasing in the last couple of years,” Radaich said. Continue Reading →
(WI) Wisconsin State Journal – Wisconsin’s timber wolves went back on the federal endangered species list in late June for the third time in 27 months. (more…) Continue Reading →