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

Kirtland’s Warbler Survey

6 Jun , 2014  

We are looking for volunteers to join Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve and friends for the annual Kirtland’s Warbler Singing Male Survey on the Yellow Dog Plains this June 2014. The Kirtland’s Warbler is a small songbird with a gray body and a yellow chest. It was designated an endangered species in 1967 and was close to extinction with a population of around 30, but through the efforts of countless biologists and other dedicated individuals there are now nearly 2,000 singing males and the species is being delisted to “threatened” status. A pair of Kirtland’s require at least eight acres of dense jack pine forests to nest, and 30-40 acres to raise their young (USFWS). More…

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Spring 2014 Volunteer Stream Monitor Training

24 May , 2014  

Spring time is upon us at the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve, and we are getting ready for stream monitoring on the Salmon Trout and Yellow Dog Rivers through the Michigan Clean Water Corps program (MiCorps).


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news,Sulfide Mining

Contested Case Hearing Scheduled

8 May , 2014  

The contested case brought against the State of Michigan for issuing permits to Kennecott/Rio Tinto (now Lundin) for the Eagle Mine Project is finally scheduled to be heard in Lansing in the Michigan Court of Appeals on June 3rd. The panel of judges includes Cavanagh, Stephens, and Owens. More…

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Dead River Derby Bout to Benefit Yellow Dog

5 May , 2014  

On Saturday May 24, the Dead River Derby girls will be matched against the Escanaba Rollin’ Hellcats and proceeds from the event will benefit the Yellow Dog Watershed Preseve programs to preserve land, monitor water, and maintain a beautiful area for future generations to enjoy. We are looking forward to an exciting night! The Dead River Derby girls had an undefeated first home season in 2013, and 2014 has started off with a win against Kingsford Krush. Look for posters all over town advertising Rollin on the River their benefit bout. More…

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grants,news,Water Quality

Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve to Receive Funding from Healing Our Waters

7 Apr , 2014  

Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve has been notified of a recent grant award from the Healing Our Waters Coalition to support the preserve’s efforts to restore an eroding stream bank in the Yellow Dog River. The grant amount is $15,000 to plan, secure permits, collaborate with partners, monitor the site, and seek restoration funding to reduce the flow of sediment entering the water at a site near Bear Lake beginning in May 2014. More…

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