The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced the annual update to its web application designed to inform the public on local and regional trends in abundance, growth and survival of important fish populations in selected streams across Michigan is complete. The application was developed and launched by the DNR in…

The greenback cutthroat is one of last three remaining species of cutthroat trout that is native to Colorado. Their populations were decimated during the initial settling of the west, and for a period of time this species was thought to have become extinct. Later, greenback cutthroats were believed to have been rediscovered, but this proved…

       LANSING – State leaders today shared Michigan’s draft Domestic Action Plan for Lake Erie—a targeted approach for improving water quality and helping to prevent algal blooms, making it safer for people and aquatic life. The draft plan will be available for public review and comment through Friday, July 14, at www.michigan.gov/deqgreatlakes. Comments…

A new program with Montana Correctional Enterprises (MCE) at Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge will help restore sagebrush habitat for greater sage-grouse in Montana while providing inmates an opportunity to cultivate a new set of skills. Inmates will sow sagebrush seeds into 25,000 “cone-tainers” starting the third week in May, followed by careful daily…

Michigan Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologists estimate the number of moose in the western Upper Peninsula core population area at 378 animals, up from 285 in 2015. “Our survey findings this year are encouraging because a possible population decline detected in 2015 was transitory,” said Dean Beyer, a Michigan Department of Natural Resources wildlife…

       For many traditional western Montana anglers, it was a sad day in 1998 when they learned Bull Trout, Montana’s largest native trout, were being added to the Federal list of Threatened Species under the Endangered Species Act. Opportunities to take home the biggest trout many people will ever catch in their lives…

          | Anglers will be pleased to learn that Antero Reservoir will reopen to anglers Monday, June 5, at 9 a.m. after a major rehabilitation project on Antero Dam. “Denver Water is very excited to reopen the reservoir to recreation,” said Brandon Ransom, Denver Water’s manager of recreation. “We fully understand…

Thornapple Lake is a 409 acre lake that lies in eastern Barry County, about five miles west of the village of Nashville. It is a popular recreation lake with two boat launches and shore fishing opportunities. The lake originally supported a native Great Lakes-strain muskellunge population until it declined in the 1950s. Stocking of Northern-strain…

OLYMPIA – Anglers who fish for steelhead in five tributaries of the lower Columbia River can expect to see some changes in those fisheries as a result of new federal requirements for state hatchery production recently issued by NOAA-Fisheries. In accordance with the new requirements, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will no…