July 5, 2007 RSS feed / Outdoors

Bald Eagle soars off endangered species list

Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne recently announced the removal of the bald eagle from the list of threatened and endangered species at a ceremony at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. More...

Boaters urged to help protect Michigan's lakes

The Department of Environmental Quality's Office of the Great Lakes is reminding boaters that they play an important role in protecting Michigan's waters from invasive species this summer. More...

Hunter education classes to be offered at club

The Houghton Lake Sportsmen's Club has scheduled hunter education classes for late July. The classes will run on the weekends of July 27-28 and Aug. 3-4, with classes on Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. More...

PLANTING GILLS

Dick Scripter of Blue Gill's Bait & Tackle, St. Helen, dumps bluegills in Lake St. Helen June 29. With the help of the St. More...

WEED CLEAN-UP

Mark Armbrustmacher, 58, piles seaweed at the foot of Liberty St. on Houghton Lake's South Shore Thursday evening. The weed pile contained a mix of native species, along with Eurasian watermilfoil. More...

A LITTLE

Kim Lane of Howell (left) gives fellow Higgins Lake South State Park camper Josh Guenther, 7, of Howell a hand as he adjusts his bobber while fishing at Marl Lake Thursd a y. More...

Entries reach record level, one month before canoe marathon

With a little over a month to go until the start of the 60th Weyerhaeuser AuSable River Canoe Marathon, 64 two-person teams have signed up to participate in the race. More...

ACRE BY ACRE

Crews from Professional Lake Management, Inc. apply the herbicide 2-4, D off Houghton Lake's South Shore Thursday. More...

Study shows declines in 'common' birds

Population declines for some of "These are not rare or exotic the most recognized and beloved birds in Michigan echo the disturbing findings of a new analysis by the National Audubon Society that reveals how local and national threats are combining More...

Keeping Common Birds Common: What You Can Do

PROTECT LOCAL HABITAT Join local, state, and national Audubon Chapters and other groups to protect and restore habitats close to home. More...

NOAA marks 200 years

In 1807, President Thomas Hassler decided to create a Jefferson created the nation's first physical science agency, the United States Survey of the Coast. More...

Gahagan camp all about snakes

Gahagan Nature Preserve will hold its annual Nature Camp July 17, 18 and 19. Snakes and other "herps" will be the focus of the camp. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day. It is open to children 7- to 11-years-old. More...

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