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AuSable McKinley Rd Scenic Overlook

Wild and Scenic River Protection

If you want to fish for river-run salmon this fall or enjoy a canoe trip at the height of color, the U.S. Forest Service has a message for you: Pick up after yourself and keep the rivers clean.
James Rooks

Preserving Nature

Michigan Nature Association expands Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary to protect old-growth trees, wetlands.
Canoers stock photo

Protecting Rivers

Summer paddling can be a serene experience, an opportunity to commune with nature or an exciting challenge negotiating rapids or fast-moving currents on twisty streams.

Paddle On

Newly designated state water trails total more than 540 miles.
Duck swimming in pollution

A Sea of Plastic

Groups move to eliminate single-use plastics to benefit the environment and reduce risks.
Milligan Creek

Keeping Waters Clean

Huron Pines works with local communities to manage storm and seasonal runoff.
Kirtland's Warbler

No Longer Endangered?

Final decision of delisting Kirtland’s warblers is expected in 2019.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

What’s in a Name?

The difference between labels, that of being a national park or national lakeshore, for me, is inconsequential. But that’s not the case in Indiana.
Paddling Lake Michigan

Be Careful Out There and Stay Afloat

Follow these tips to stay safe during paddling season.
Montana volunteer vacation

Taking Volunteer Vacations

An outdoor gift that keeps on giving.