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Peggy Case, Jim Lively and Liz Kirkwood join "Michigan Matters" host Carol Cain to talk efforts to  protect Michigan's lakes, rivers and streams. (credit: Sydney B./CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters': Protecting Our Most Valuable Resource … Water

Three community acitivists — Peggy Case, Jim Lively and Liz Kirkwood — appeared on “Michigan Matters” and told host Carol Cain their thoughts on how the state is doing in in protecting our rivers, streams and lakes.

06/19/2015

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Conservancy Group Seeks To Buy 700 Acres Of Hardwood Forest Up North

The forest shares a border with Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park and is home to black bears and foxes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/30/2015

Grasslands In California (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

$372.5M In Federal Funds Awarded To Conservation Projects

Projects designed to cut down on fertilizer runoff, expand bird nesting areas and restore native grasslands are among those selected for funding under a new initiative that encourages conservation partnerships between government and private organizations.

01/14/2015

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Nearly 80 Elk Killed During Michigan Hunt

Wildlife biologist Jennifer Kleitch says hunters got their elk, and the Department of Natural Resources achieved its animal management goals.

CBS Detroit–12/21/2014

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Michigan Adds 7 Aquatic Species To Prohibited List

The designations, approved by Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh last week, bring to 40 the number of aquatic species that are illegal in the state or can be possessed only under limited circumstances.

CBS Detroit–11/10/2014

A Bird Flies Over a Beach on Lake Michigan (Credit: cefischer)

Conservancy Buys Lake Mich. Bird Stopover Island

The Nature Conservancy says it has bought most of an uninhabited Lake Michigan island that provides a crucial stopover spot for migratory birds.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/01/2013

Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Gateway (Credit: fws.gov)

Officials Plan More Cooperation On Conservation

Those involved said the land will be managed with the “spirit and intent” of a 2001 agreementthat led to the creation of the International Wildlife Refuge.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/18/2013

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Plan Could Lead To Lifting Of Land Acquisition Cap

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources, which manages millions of acres of land across the state for conservation and recreation, plans to submit a proposal that could lead to the lifting of a state-imposed cap on its future land acquisitions.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/04/2013

Lawmakers hold a "life-size" version of the new Ducks Unlimited license plate. (Credit: misenategop.com)

Snyder OKs Michigan License Plate For Ducks Unlimited

The bills signed Wednesday will let drivers buy a “Ducks Unlimited” plate with proceeds going to the Michigan chapter of the wetlands and waterfowl conservation organization.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/23/2013

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Wanted: Snowmobiler Who Ran Over Deer

Officers with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment are looking for a snowmobiler who chased and hit a deer in Sanilac County, in Michigan’s thumb area.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/14/2011

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