I Speak for the Fish: Shell middens reveal interesting clues about the humble muskrat-
For the average curious person, an easy way to learn what some animals are eating is to find a riverbank midden – a pile of discarded shells located near the water’s edge where muskrat, mink or otter reside.04
Depleted wetlands impact freshwater turtles in Toronto-
The density of turtles in the wetlands were lower than researchers had hoped. It’s estimated that about 85% of the wetlands and shoreline of Lake Ontario are gone.
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I Speak for the Fish: April showers bring vernal pools and baby salamanders-
Our first underwater shoot each spring begins with a long hike through a hardwood forest. Our high-definition underwater camera system and associated gear weigh in at close to 50 pounds, making the 3-mile trek more laborious.
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Duck Stamp: Little stamp has big impacts in the Great Lakes and nationwide-
Since its inception in 1934, the duck stamp has garnered more than $1 billion for habitat conservation in the national wildlife refuge system.
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Wetlands can help prevent property damage and save lives during floods-
Last year when the Midland dams gave way, more than 21 billion gallons of water rushed into the Tittabawassee River. More than three and a quarter billion gallons of that ended up in the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge.
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US states look to step up wolf kills, pushed by Republicans-
Wolf hunting policies in some states are taking an aggressive turn, as Republican lawmakers and conservative hunting groups push to curb their numbers and propose tactics shunned by many wildlife managers.
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Intense storms from climate change harming Michigan streams and rivers-
Severe storms can lead to intensive flooding, soil erosion and disruption to fish populations. Timing is everything in nature.
Wisconsin DNR board refuses to set early wolf hunt-
Wisconsin DNR officials pushed back against Republican legislators seeking to implement a wolf season immediately, saying a hunt is already scheduled for November.
Pandemic interrupts longtime Isle Royale wolf, moose study-
Since 1959, a research team has spent most of the winter observing the interplay between wolves and moose at Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior. But this year’s mission has been scrapped.
Wisconsin says wolf season will be held next November-
Wisconsin law called for annual hunting and trapping seasons to resume if and when the wolf lost federal protection.