Displaying items tagged: Michigan Department of Natural Resources
GR software firm’s enhanced hunting app comes as interest in sport surges
GRAND RAPIDS — Jeff Courter’s tech company is taking aim at a larger and more captive audience than it ever has in its young history.
Whitmer to shut down Line 5 pipeline in Straits of Mackinac, leaves tunnel plan open
The state is moving to terminate an agreement that has allowed the Line 5 pipeline to operate in the Straits of Mackinac for the past 67 years, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said in a bombshell environmental announcement Friday.
Bipartisan federal bill would bolster funding for Michigan’s state, national parks
In a state with a $26 billion outdoor recreation economy, the proposed federal Great American Outdoors Act is welcomed news among conservation advocates and could bolster the backlog of deferred maintenance projects at Michigan’s national and state parks.
PENT-UP DEMAND: Battling COVID-19, cancellations and high water, lakeshore communities hope tourism rebounds
Plagued by high water, COVID-19 business closures and canceled festivals, officials in lakeshore communities are developing plans to bring visitors back to restaurants and lodging in hopes of tourists’ return this summer.
Groups work to build diversity, inclusion into outdoor recreation efforts
Some Grand Rapids residents have never stepped foot in the Grand River. In fact, a very small population of people currently use the river to recreate.
Partners back effort to reintroduce long-extinct arctic grayling to Michigan rivers
A broad statewide partnership is examining what it would take to reintroduce a native fish that disappeared from Michigan waters more than 80 years ago.
Q&A: Keith Creagh Director, Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Keith Creagh had the less-than-desirable front-row seat to much of the state’s response effort to the ongoing Flint water crisis. A longtime director of several state government agencies, Creagh was tapped to head the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality following the resignation of the previous director in January. Now the director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Creagh spoke with MiBiz in early November after his appearance on a panel related infrastructure and its relationship to health.
Michigan Tech, MSU partner to drive development in state’s forestry industry
A consortium of academics, government officials and industry leaders wants to refocus the state on wood products and create a hub for bio-materials produced from Michigan’s forests.