The Ottaway – A River Reborn

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The Ottaway – A River Reborn

Here’s the airing schedule for CMU public television and their 5-station state network for broadcasting “The Ottaway – A River Reborn”.

WCMU will air:
July 23 4:00PM
August 14 12:30AM
August 17 10:00PM (This is our Michigan Programming Night)

WCMU           Mt. Pleasant
WCML            Alpena
WCMW          Manistee
WCMV           Cadillac
WCMZ            Flint

Description of the one-hour documentary,
How will the decisions we make today impact the future of our Planet 100 years from now?

Few people today ask that question and even fewer asked that question 100 years ago when they used and sometimes abused the Boardman River to “benefit humanity”.

The one-hour documentary, The Ottaway – A river Reborn, explores the history and future of humanity’s relationship with the Boardman River. Through the hearts of minds of various stakeholders, a story unfolds about the challenges of turning back the hands of time by removing the three upper dams and modifying a fourth to once again connect the river with the waters of Lake Michigan. This film weaves together Native values, the complexity of a changing society, and the unspoken voices of nature’s population of “environmental citizen’s” whose lives are interwoven with… the rebirth of the Ottaway.

This documentary also offers a blueprint on how communities across Michigan can navigate similar challenges of dealing with the 2500 outdated dams in the state that face the same fate as those near Traverse City.

DNR Seeks Public Comment on Inland Trout Management Plan

     Statewide DNR News    

March 13, 2017

Contact: Troy Zorn, 906-249-1611, ext. 308 or Elyse Walter, 517-284-5839

DNR seeks public comment on inland trout management plan

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has released its draft inland trout management plan and is seeking public comment on it. The plan, available online at michigan.gov/fishing under Angler Alerts, focuses on the ecology and management of populations of inland trout in rivers and inland lakes of Michigan.

The intent of the inland trout management plan is to provide an overview of inland trout habitats in Michigan, the biology and ecology of inland trout populations, and management activities directed toward inland trout and their habitats. This information provides a basis for understanding the role of inland trout in current and future management of fisheries in Michigan’s inland lakes and streams.

This report does not cover species such as Chinook or coho salmon and migratory rainbow trout (steelhead), which reside in the Great Lakes and migrate inland on a seasonal basis. It does cover inland trout that primarily reside in streams and inland lakes throughout their lives.

Sections of the report focus on distribution of trout waters in the state, origin of inland trout fisheries, biology of inland trout in streams and lakes, fishing regulations, status of fisheries and other topics.

Public comments may be submitted via email to DNR-FISH-ManagementPlans@michigan.gov by Friday, April 14. Written public comments also will be accepted at Marquette Fisheries Research Station, attention Troy Zorn, 484 Cherry Creek Road, Marquette, MI 49855.

/Editors’ note: An accompanying photo is available for download. Suggested caption follows. The public is welcome to comment on the DNR’s draft Inland Trout Management Plan, designed to protect species like Michigan’s state fish, the brook trout./

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.

Trout Unlimited Youth Fly Fishing Camp

Applications are now being accepted for this years Youth Fly Fishing camp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The annual fly fishing camp is now accepting applications for this year’s annual event. The camp will be held on June 25-29, 2017 and will be based from the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center on north shores of Higgins Lake in Roscommon, Michigan. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 12-16 years old, who will become our next generation of conservation leaders and anglers. You don’t need to be a great angler or have any knowledge of conservation issues, what you do need is a love for the out of doors and a willingness to learn. The highlights of the camp will be: Learning how to cast a fly rod, fly tying, proper catch & release, canoe trip, fishing the AuSable and Manistee Rivers, river restoration project and many more interesting things during the four day camp. The Adams Chapter of Traverse City will be sponsoring three young campers to this year camp, so don’t delay, application deadline is May 31, 2017 with no exceptions.

More information and the Application can be found under the “Events” tab – “MI TU Youth Fly Fishing Camp”.