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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Salmon Trout Sites Completed for the Season

26 Jun , 2013  

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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.

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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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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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Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve receives grant from Michigan Fly Fishing Club

27 Mar , 2013  

Volunteer Water Monitoring 2012

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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YDWP Receives National Forest Foundation Grant

13 Mar , 2013  

European Swamp Thistle Rosettes in the McCormick Wilderness Area

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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Salmon-Trout Stream Monitoring Looking for Volunteers

16 Aug , 2012  

The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve is looking for people who love the outdoors and are interested in volunteering and learning more about stream ecology. Volunteers will help collect water quality information for the Salmon-Trout River alongside YDWP staff this fall and no prior experience is necessary. This project is part of the Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program established by Micorps (Michigan Clean Water Corps) which provides technical assistance, training and grants to volunteer stream monitors and watershed groups in Michigan. The Salmon-Trout River volunteer stream monitoring project will consist of eight More…

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