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

Citizen Action,Events,Land Preservation,news

Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund and Town Hall Meetings

21 Aug , 2013  

The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund was created to ensure Michiganders would always have the ability to preserve, protect and enjoy our forests, beaches, lakes and streams. The NRTF was established exclusively for acquisition and development of public land, and funding was derived from royalties on the sale and lease of state-owned mineral rights. When the NRTF was voted into the Michigan Constitution in 1984 it was to be used for conservation, resource protection, public outdoor recreation and to develop outdoor recreation More…

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grants,Land Preservation,programs

YDWP Receives National Forest Foundation Grant

13 Mar , 2013  

The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve has received a grant from the National Forest Foundation to restore the health of sensitive wetlands in the McCormick Wilderness Area by removing non-native invasive plants and reseeding treated areas with native species. These wetlands provide habitat for several varieties of rare, threatened, and endangered plants and should be protected for this reason. More…

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Events,Land Preservation

Annual Meeting Planned at YDWP’s Latest Land Acquisition

2 Jul , 2012  

The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve would like to invite all of our members and non-members to join us for a celebration of 17 years of community service and freshwater protection that the group has offered. The 17th Annual Meeting is a chance for people to meet the Board of Directors, staff members, and other supporters. This year we are excited to hold the event at our newest land acquisition near the McCormick Wilderness Area. YDWP purchased 40 acres last fall in order to protect the fragile ecosystems of the watershed and ensure access is More…


Land Preservation,news

More Protected Land in the Watershed

21 Nov , 2011  

Another forty acres of wilderness has now been added to our list of preserved land in the Yellow Dog watershed thanks to some amazing fundraising and great support from our members. We are so excited to bring our total number of preserved acres to 412. The parcel we purchased will be protected from development and resource extraction for perpetuity. More…

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Events,Fundraising,Land Preservation

Benefit Concert for Land Preservation

3 Mar , 2011  

As part of our core strategy to protect the watershed, we sometime acquire land to keep open to the public and free from harm. We have an opportunity to purchase 40 acres in the watershed that are quite worth it. The parcel is located by the north entrance of the McCormick Wilderness Area and has old growth white pines, wetlands, and groves of cedar. We hope you will help us achieve this goal by coming to our next benefit concert. More…


Events,Land Preservation

Native Plant Walk along Woodland Road

9 Aug , 2010  


Proposed Kennecott haul road and North Country Trail
Michigamme Highlands, Marquette County, Michigan
Saturday, August 28, 10 AM Eastern (9 AM Central).

Emily Whittaker, Executive Director, Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve
Steve Garske, Invasive Plant Specialist, GLIFWC

This trip will begin near the southern end of the proposed mining haul road through the scenic Michigamme Highlands. We’ll drive the southern 2/3 of this gravel road. At the north end of the road we’ll take a hike along a seldom-visited and very scenic portion of the More…