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BioBlitz at the Yellow Dog River Community Forest

Bio Blitz at The Community Forest June 17th & 18th – Join us for the first ever BioBlitz at the new Yellow Dog River Community Forest on June 17th and 18th. A BioBlitz is a rapid survey of an area’s biological features conducted by citizen scientists and volunteers. The event will be a fun way for…

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Final Comment Period for Community Forest

Planning is almost complete for the Yellow Dog River Community Forest project. We have now conducted two public planning sessions, one online survey, and over 10 Community Forest Committee meetings to create the draft Yellow Dog River Community Forest Plan. We now open the last comment period for public input and you have until February…

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Community Forest Permanently Protected along Yellow Dog River

As of September 29th, the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve took ownership over 688 acres of northern forest along the beautiful Yellow Dog River in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The group spearheaded a campaign to create a protected area called the Yellow Dog River Community Forest which will result in ensuring permanent public access this…

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Watershed Mineral Exploration Update

Chauncey Moran, Yellow Dog RIVERKEEPER, recently conducted an aerial survey of the Salmon Trout and Yellow Dog River watersheds, scanning the landscape and waterways for mining activity and other land use issues. Both watersheds were surveyed via airplane and Moran reports that there are 7 total exploratory drilling operations that are currently active. All 7…

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Community Forest Purchase Moves Steadily Forward

By March 31, the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve successfully raised the funds for the purchase of 695 acres of forest in northern Marquette County. Through donations, grants, and foundation support, the group had raised $1,096,397 dollars, which is enough to move forward with the sellers of the property. “We are amazed at the amount of…

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March Community Forest Fundraiser

The Michigan G-Men of Ann Arbor will be performing for YDWP on March 26, 2016 in support of the Yellow Dog River Community Forest project. The all male group performs a cappella and is nationally renowed for their unique talents. The G-Men have competed in ICCA Finals in New York City’s Town Hall, toured extensively…

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Patagonia Prize for Best Fundraising Team Member

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Challenge Grant Issued to Bolster Community Forest Fundraising

YDWP is elated to announce the issuance of a matching challenge grant for $150,000 from a private foundation in support of the Yellow Dog River Community Forest. The foundation will match all contributions on a 1:1 basis, up to $150,000 from now to March 31, 2016. “This level of support gave our project the boost…

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Show Your Support on Giving Tuesday

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2015 Fall Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program

Every Spring and Fall we sample 18 sites along the Yellow Dog River, Salmon Trout River and their tributaries to record data on the bugs that are calling these waterways home.  Some bugs can only survive in really clean water, while others can live in anything.  We are very fortunate here in the UP to…

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