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

Events,Fundraising,programs

Wilderness Yoga Retreat

8 Jul , 2013  

Join us this summer to relax and rejuvenate both body and spirit in the peace of the forest and waters of the Yellow Dog River and its tributaries. The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve will sponsor its first week-end wilderness yoga retreat August 24th- 25th 2013. More…

Events,news,programs,Water Quality

Salmon Trout Sites Completed for the Season

26 Jun , 2013  

Stream monitoring for the Salmon Trout is finished for an adventurous season. With the help of several dedicated and fearless volunteers we were able to do an excellent job surveying the sites, and we will continue to finish the Yellow Dog River Volunteer Monitoring Program in July. So, if you are interested in volunteering outdoors we can still use your help in the field! Contact Christy Budnick for more information christy@yellowdogwatershed.org or call 906-345-9223.

Due to high water conditions, our Salmon Trout field crews ran into More…

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news,programs,Sulfide Mining,Water Quality

U.S. Geological Survey to Monitor the Yellow Dog Plains

23 Apr , 2013  

On April 18, the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community entered into a Cooperative Water Agreement with the U.S. Geological Survey to collect water quality data on the Yellow Dog Plains for four years from 2013 to 2016 and a report of their findings will be released in 2017. Work on this agreement has been commencing since early 2012.

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Events,news,programs,Water Quality

Salmon-Trout Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program Starting Soon!

8 Apr , 2013  

Come and join the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve for the 2nd season of the Salmon-Trout River Volunteer Monitoring Program. This spring we will offer a Volunteer Training Day in order to provide those interested with the tools and knowledge for participation. On Saturday May 18th, we will start with a presentation at 10:00 a.m. in the Powell Township School Gymnasium in Big Bay, MI.  You will learn the process of habitat evaluation, information about stream ecology, and how to properly identify the macro-invertebrates that live in our local waterways! More…

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Citizen Action,grants,news,programs,Water Quality

Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve receives grant from Michigan Fly Fishing Club

27 Mar , 2013  

The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve recently received a $2,500 grant from the Michigan Fly Fishing Club for trout habitat restoration on the Yellow Dog River. YDWP staff will work with local community volunteer organizations and sportsman’s clubs to install bank stabilization mechanisms and weirs to reduce sedimentation. Currently, sedimentation is the 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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