Preserving the Yellow Dog Watershed
in its most natural state for the use of the public,
now, and for the benefit of future generations.

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Digging for Truth: Non-ferrous Metallic Hardrock Mining on the Yellow Dog Plains and Recent Permit Changes

1 Apr , 2014  

Eagle Mine Portal to Subsurface Facilities

A recent public hearing on the new draft Groundwater Discharge Permit for Lundin Eagle Mine has once again brought to light the ongoing industrial activity on the Yellow Dog Plains. The hearing took place on March 25, 2014 at Ishpeming Westwood High. The complex saga behind the permitting of this project and the present interface between the nickel/copper mine and the public has created an undeniable More…

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Public Hearing on the New Draft Groundwater Discharge Permit at Eagle

24 Mar , 2014  

Lundin Eagle Mine on the Yellow Dog Plains

Eagle Mine is required to revise their permits every five years which are intended to regulate potential sources of pollution. YDWP has found the new draft to be inadequate for those purposes. We encourage the public to ask questions and get involved. More…

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Clearing and Realignment of County Roads on the Yellow Dog Plains

17 Feb , 2014  

Clearing on County Road Triple A in Northern Marquette County.

On December 16, 2013, at the regular meeting of the Marquette County Road Commission (MCRC), board members unanimously approved construction plans with no changes for a 5.25-mile section of the Triple A Road. The approved construction is the middle section of a 10-mile construction project changing the route of More…

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Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve Photo Contest

24 Oct , 2013  

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Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve is having a photo contest! The winning photo will be the cover of the next Yellow Dog Howl, our bi-annual newsletter which is distributed to our membership. More…

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Marquette County Road Commission Planning to Build Potential New Sections of Road to Service the Eagle Mine

16 Oct , 2013   Video

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Mary Ellen Krieg of Concerned Citizens of Big Bay stands up to make public comment

 

The Marquette County Road Commission held a public hearing last night regarding the road work that is proposed to service Eagle Mine on the Yellow Dog Plains. Work plans for the road were made public in late September which revealed plans to build new sections of road instead of upgrade County Road 510 and County Road AAA. Some sections of the old road are planned to be kept but the majority of the route would be More…

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Non-Native Invasive Species Removal in the McCormick Wilderness Area

17 Sep , 2013  

Christy Budnick and the European Swamp Thistle rosette.

In July 2013, Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve staff began guiding volunteers and field crews from partner organizations in to the McCormick Wilderness Area, a part of the Ottawa National Forest. This area is a 17,000 acre tract of rugged, rocky and hard-to-reach federal wilderness which straddles the Lake Superior and Lake Michigan watersheds. The YDWP received a grant from the National Forest Foundation to remove Eurpean Swamp Thistle and replant with native seed purchased from the Ottawa National Forest in wetlands and along trails as a part of the McCormick Wilderness Wetland Restoration project. More…

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