Northern Michigan Environment & Preservation Articles

12 Michigan Wildflowers to Watch for This Spring

May is when the Northwoods really begin to burst with life, and the iconic, ephemeral trillium carpet the forest floor. But if you know where—and...

Photos of the Month: Magical Moments in Northern Michigan

From sorbet sunsets to a gorgeous double rainbow, these amazing photographs remind us of the magical moments we share Up North. Here are 6 of our...

April 2024 Swoon List: Our Editors’ Earth Day Favorites

We know where you can get the same geraniums as Grand Hotel. And a secret beach. Here’s what our editors are loving during Earth month. This is a...

Photos of the Month: 8 Dramatic Northern Michigan Waterscapes

March in Northern Michigan brought winter's final flurries, vibrant skies and early signs of spring. Here are 8 of our favorite photos from the...

North Stars: How Josephine Roberts is Protecting Walloon Lake & the World

Josephine Roberts is helping to preserve Walloon Lake—and the world—through her work at Adventure Scientists. This article first appeared in...

Photos of the Month: The Final Whispers of Winter

February brought the last of winter ice and the return of colorful sunsets and beautiful blue-sky days. Here, 10 of our favorite photos from the...

Help Monitor Michigan’s Magical Vernal Pools This Spring

Interested in learning about and protecting one of our most enchanting ecosystems? Training starts this week to become part of the statewide Vernal...

Experience the Art of Forest Bathing in Northern Michigan’s Woods

Northern Michigan is synonymous with lush spring wildflower walks, summer evening strolls, fall color hikes and winter snowshoe treks. But have you...


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

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