The forest shares a border with Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park and is home to black bears and foxes.
The Senate voted to curtail state regulators’ consideration of biological diversity when designating sections of state forests, over objections from environmentalists who say the “anti-science” bill would gut a practice in place for nearly 100 years.
Gov. Rick Snyder drew applause from a variety of interest groups with his pledge to retool state government’s approach to managing its 4.6 million acres of forests, parks and open spaces that supports the economy and provides a bountiful outdoor playground.
More than 500 acres of private land are being added to Michigan’s 118,000-acre Pigeon River Country State Forest in the northern Lower Peninsula.
A Michigan State University geographer just back from a grueling 700-mile trek along the Transamazon Highway says there are signs Brazil’s environmental protection efforts are taking hold.