Citizen Action

October 16, 2021 Planting Trees for Restoration and YDWP’s 26th Annual Meeting

The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve will again be hosting two back to back events this fall. On Saturday, October 16th in conjunction with the Fred Waara chapter of Trout Unlimited, Partners for Watershed Restoration, and the Brook Trout Subcommittee, we will head back to Lost Creek, a major feeder stream of the Yellow Dog River, …

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New Invasive in the Watershed

For many years, crews have been battling invasive plant species within the Yellow Dog Watershed including its headwaters in the McCormick Wilderness Area. Mostly, the fight has been with European swamp thistle, which spreads its tiny seeds on the wind, water, and feet. Recently, however, we discovered a new foe along the river: garlic mustard. …

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Volunteer Land Monitoring Training Scheduled

The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve invites those who love the outdoors to join us for the unveiling of a new land monitoring program on June 2 in Marquette. The event aims to inform participants on how to help be caretakers of YDWP’s protected properties. In all, the organization owns and protects 1,340 acres in northern …

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More State Land Up for Mineral Development

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently announced that Eagle Mine, LLC. Is requesting the leasing of minerals from various agencies in Marquette, Baraga, Iron, and Houghton County. Of the 15,274 acres that the company is requesting rights for development, 40 acres are in the Yellow Dog watershed. Located in Section 20 (the NW ¼ …

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2017 BioBlitz Results In

On June 17th and 18th, the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve hosted their first ever BioBlitz. A BioBlitz is a rapid survey of a particular area done by citizen scientists and volunteers. They are fun and educational events that supply critical data for groups like YDWP. Good information results in quality management decisions for protected areas …

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