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Invasive Species Features

From left, Wendy Ogilvie, Ron Yob, Jay Steffen and Matt Chapman.

Listen to the Grand: River revitalization much more than a kayaker’s dream

What started as a group of kayakers seeking to create a great spot for their sport has evolved into project can restore priceless habitat, respect local indigenous people, and make spaces where all residents can partake and enjoy. As Grand Rapids Whitewater cofounder Chip Richards remarked during the River Rally presentation, “The more we listened to the river, the more we realized this project is something good for everyone and everything.”

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Michigan Dune Alliance helps protect state's iconic sand dunes from invasive species

Michigan's iconic sand dunes are being threatened by invasive species. Journalist Mark Wedel finds out how a group of conservation organizations are joining forces to weed out the invaders.

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Michigan's pig problem: What to do if you see a smart, tusky animal in Michigan's outdoors

Cast not your pearls before (feral) swine. Especially if those swine are invasive wild boars intent on devouring Michigan's natural landscapes and farmland. Learn why these tusky invaders are a growing threat in Michigan, and what's being done to control them.

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Invasive species and the Great Lakes: What's happening to our beloved blue waters?

What impact are invasive species like the zebra mussel and the round goby having on the Great Lakes? And why does it matter? Author William Rapai speaks to us about his new book on invasive species in our beloved blue waters.

Hemlocks line the banks at Tahquamenon Falls in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Aliens in the woods: Invasive species pose number one threat to Michigan forests

Despite what Smokey Bear may have told you, fires aren't the number one threat to forest ecosystems (at least not in Michigan). So what is? According to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, invasive species are what we should be most worried about.
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