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

Sulfide Mining

No News from DNR Minerals Management Office

17 Dec , 2014  

Yellow Dog teamed up with Save the Wild UP, and the Michigan League of Conservation Voters to gather over 1,400 letters, signatures and comments in support of our letter urging the DNR to reject the mineral lease application to Eagle Mine LLC. The DNR has been provided this information but has not yet stated whether or not they will grant the lease. More…

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Online Petition Created in Opposition to the Eagle Mine LLC Minerals Lease Application

11 Nov , 2014  

Minerals Lease sign on letter directed to DNR Minerals Management Office for new lease application for minerals adjacent to Yellow Dog River.

We have until December 1st, 2014 to comment on the new proposed metallic minerals lease submitted by Eagle Mine LLC for state-owned minerals beneath a 40-acre parcel next to the Yellow Dog River. We urge the DNR to oppose this application due to the high risk for damage to the environment, human health, and habitat for rare, threatened and endangered species. Please sign the petition created by Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve and Save the Wild UP which will be sent to the DNR Minerals Management Office. More…

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Eagle Mine Applies for Another Metallic Minerals Lease Next to Yellow Dog River

23 Oct , 2014  

Eagle Mine Applies for another Metallic Minerals Lease from the state of Michigan in the Yellow Dog Watershed.

A 40-acre parcel adjacent to the Yellow Dog River in Michigamme Township owned by the State of Michigan with underlying state-owned mineral rights could soon be leased for more mining development to Lundin Eagle Mine. The mining company applied for a Metallic Minerals Lease on this parcel, and the boundary lies less than half a mile of the Yellow Dog River stream bank on the plains. The legal description of the parcel is: NE1/4 SE1/4, Section 13, T50N, R29W. More…

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SB 78 Removes “Conservation of Biodiversity” from State Forest Management Goals

27 Mar , 2013  

A diversity of species living in wetlands along the Ford Road on the way to the North entrance to the McCormick Wilderness Area.

The Senate Bill 78 recently passed through the Michigan Senate (26-11) on March 5, 2013 and will soon be headed for a vote in the House of Representatives. Michigan legislators have decided to change the long-standing legal and scientifically supported definition of conservation in the bill which is called “Removes Biodiversity and Restoration as Forest Management Goals for Department of Natural Resources.” This bill will also revise state forest management goals which will result in needless destruction of natural native communities and damage species diversity. More…

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