Northern Michigan Environment & Preservation Articles

5 Best Places to Watch a Petoskey Region Sunset this Summer

See you at sunset! From Petoskey to Mackinac Island, here are the choicest seats for watching the greatest show on earth. Don't miss these 5...

5 Best Sunset Spots in the Benzie, Manistee & Cadillac Region

Be Here at Sunset! Oceans of fresh water and a westerly view set the scene for picture-perfect sunsets in the Benzie, Manistee and Cadillac region....

Foraging for Local Ramps & Morel Mushrooms + 3 Tasty Recipes

Spring foraging in Northern Michigan yields everything from delicious morel mushrooms to ramps (also known as wild leeks). Learn how our local woods...

5 Stellar Places to Watch the Sunset in Grand Traverse County

Be here at sunset! From an Old Mission Peninsula overlook to Clinch Park in Traverse City, here are the 5 best spots to watch the sunset in Grand...

Join the Watershed Council in Helping with Local Water Threats

Hear from Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, based in Petoskey, on local water threats, how we can help and inspiring the next generation of...

Go on a Wildflower Hike at the Sleeping Bear Dunes this Spring

As the wildflowers begin to blossom during Spring in Northern Michigan, the Lake Michigan views are even more stunning. Head to the Sleeping Bear...

Grab & Go: An Earth Day Picnic Pick-Up in Charlevoix County

The perfect way to love Mother Earth this Earth Day? Grab lunch at this Boyne City market and pick up a Charlevoix County trail or forestland in...

Waterfalls to Explore this Spring in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

When the snow melts, waterfalls across the Keweenaw Peninsula release a torrent of natural beauty. Dive in for the details and directions to help...


Our Natural World

In Search of Wild Orchids

The Science Behind Gull Island

A Week With Piping Plovers on North Manitou

In Search of Isle Royale Moose...And Bones

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Our Environment

Liz Kirwood, Guardian of the Great Lakes

David Milarch & Archangel Ancient Tree Archive

Green Elk Rapids, From Recycling to Bird Habitat

The Mysteries of the Changing Fish in the Great Lakes

Land and Farm Preservation in Northern Michigan

Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy Incredible 88 Projects in 6 Years

Mawby & Leelanau Conservancy Partner for Farmland Preservation

Leelanau Conservancy Cedar River Preserve Grows to 546 Acres

Northport Residents Protect Farmland

State Parks & Sleeping Bear Dunes Videos