Water snake has comeback in Lake Erie Mansfield News Journal (10/6) Two years after the Lake Erie water snake was removed from the federal Endangered Species List, its numbers are robust and holding steady, a researcher said.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service partners with mentoring program for young men Press and Guide (10/3) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service partnered with Steve Harvey’s Mentoring Program for Young Men. These men will work on restoration of habitats, control of invasive species and fishery surveys, including the monitoring of lake sturgeon — a threatened species in Michigan and Ontario.
The challenges of sturgeon stewardship Great Lakes Echo (7/16) Back in the late 1800s, lake sturgeon were so abundant in the Great Lakes that they were piled up on shore to dry and be burned, fed to pigs, or dug into the earth as fertilizer just to get rid of them. These “living fossils” of fish evolution once ranged widely throughout the Mississippi River, the Great Lakes and the Hudson River.
Wolf population on Isle Royale dwindles to 8 CBC News (6/25) Isle Royale, which is just south of Thunder Bay on the American side of the international boundary, has had its wolf population decimated by what a researcher calls “genetic inbreeding.” Only eight wolves remain, the lowest level in recent history.
Return of mammal fishers confirmed in Lower Peninsula, Michigan DNR reports The Holland Sentinel (6/25) The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the return of the medium-sized mammal known as fishers to the Lower Peninsula after a near 75-year absence. Historically fishers were found throughout Michigan, although by 1936 deforestation and unlimited harvest resulted in the species vanishing from the state.
General Resources EE-Link: Endangered Species University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment Provides links to many additional endangered species sites, state and international lists, and has a special focus on education, including curricula.
Endangered Species Program U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Protecting endangered and threatened species and restoring them to a secure status in the wild is the primary objective of the endangered species program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior.
Keep the Wild Alive National Wildlife Federation (NWF) The NWF's Keep the Wild Alive™ campaign is an education, advocacy, outreach, and on-the-ground conservation project designed to raise awareness of and improve conditions for endangered species.
The Raptor Center University of Minnesota The center's mission is "to preserve biological diversity among raptors and other avain species through medical treatment, scientific investigation, education, and management of wild populations."
Timber Wolf Alliance Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute TWA's mission is to promote and assist in achieving a sustainable population of timber wolves in the Great Lakes region, with emphasis on the Lake Superior basin.
Events Kirtland's Warbler Festival Celebrate the gradual return of the endangered Kirtland's Warbler and its home in the Jack Pine and AuSable River ecosystem. Kirtland Community College, named for the rare bird, is the host site for the festival, eight miles north of St. Helen, Mich.
Kirtland's Warbler Tours Guided tours to Kirtland's warbler nesting areas (from May-June) will depart from the U.S. Forest Service Office in Mio, Mich., and from the Holiday Inn in Grayling, Mich.
Species America's Mussels: Silent Sentinels U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Region 3 Half of the mussel species in the Midwest are endangered; find out why mussels are important, why they are endangered, and what you can do to help.
Keep the Wild Alive National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Spotlights a different endangered species each month, and also gives detailed information on many other endangered species, including migration routes and lifecycles.