March 2018 – Issue 44

Pere Marquette Chapter Spring 2018 Update

Winter had arrived over our 13 county chapter area. On January 8, 2018, we made our first purchase of 10,000 pounds of shelled corn. This is being written during the last portion of January. It has been an on again off again winter. What had been snow cover has melted...

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Two Trout Streams Died and No One Cares

Two Trout Streams Died and No One Cares

In the fall of 2000, we became aware that the foreign-based Nestlé Corporation announced that they wanted to pump water from two springs in Osceola and Mecosta counties, in addition from wells they would establish. Little did I know that would be the beginning of the end.

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Of Deer and Rattlesnakes

The Baldwin-Luther Swamp is a large swamp complex in Lake County and is part of the Pere Marquette State Forest. It is a major winter deer yarding area. Sometime around the 1960s and 1970s area Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) wildlife biologists...

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Our Outdoor Habitat: The Crisis is Now

This is the eighth article by John Gunnall that has appeared in Michigan Turkey Tracks. John is a retired school educator who has served as Superintendent of Schools for the Mattawan, Detour-Drummond Island, Crystal Falls, Hale and Banger school districts. Many others...

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