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E-M:/ what's at stake for Michigan in pending public lands bill



By two of the Midwest's most accomplished and thoughtful advocates of wild lands conservation.

Local citizens, stakeholders and park officials have reached consensus on a nimble plan that would provide ongoing protection for Beaver Basin -- and preserve the guiding principles that have been in place there since 1981 and worked so well.
This plan would designate the wild core of Beaver Basin, some 11,700 acres, as federal wilderness. Nothing would change from the way it's been for the last twenty some years -- and that is the point of this agreement.


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