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Hemingway’s Last Good Country: The Pigeon River Forest
A look at the influence Northern Michigan had on both Ernest Hemingway's personal life and literature through commentary and rare family photos provided by Christopher Struble, President of the Michigan […]Find out more »
Climate Change in Northern Michigan
Learn about the science of climate with University of Michigan professor emeritus, Knute Nadelhoffer. Dr. Nadelhoffer is an expert in ecosystem ecology and dynamics, and has studied climate for over […]Find out more »
2022 – Spring Newsletter
2022 - Spring Newsletter
2021-2022 – Winter Newsletter
2021-2022 - Winter Newsletter
2020-2021 – Winter Newsletter
2020-2021 - Winter Newsletter
Lambda Energy Maps of Oil Wells
Maps provided by Lambda Energy. See article in Winter 2020-21 newsletter.
2020 – Autumn Newsletter
2020 - Autumn Newsletter
2020 – Summer Newsletter
2020 - Summer Newsletter
2019-2020 – Winter Newsletter
2019-2020 - Winter Newsletter
2019 – Autumn Newsletter
2019 - Autumn Newsletter
2019 – Summer Newsletter
2019 - Summer Newsletter
2019 – Spring Newsletter
2019 - Spring Newsletter
2018-2019 – Winter Newsletter
2018-2019 - Winter Newsletter
2018 – Summer Newsletter
2018 - Summer Newsletter
2018-04 – PRCAC Meeting Notes
Notes from 4/20/2018 PRCAC meeting to PRCA Board of Directors: Held at Frontier Communications, Gaylord, MI (Note: These notes are not intended to be draft minutes, nor do they cover every item presented at the advisory council meeting. I have excerpted only those...
2018 – Spring Newsletter
2018 - Spring Newsletter
2017 – Winter Newsletter
2017 - Winter Newsletter
2017 – Autumn Newsletter
2017 - Autumn Newsletter
2017 – Summer Newsletter
2017 - Summer Newsletter
2017 – Spring Newsletter
2017 - Spring Newsletter
2016 – Winter Newsletter
2016 - Winter Newsletter
Senate Summary Bill 39 and 40
DNR LAND ACQUISITION & PUBLIC ACCESS S.B. 39 (S-2) & 40 (S-1):SUMMARY OF BILLREPORTED FROM COMMITTEESenate Bill 39 (Substitute S-2 as reported)Senate Bill 40 (Substitute S-1 as reported)Sponsor: Senator Tom Casperson (S.B. 39)Senator Darwin L. Booher (S.B....
Plea To DNR Director Spells Out The Threat to Pigeon River Country
Two letters sent to Keith Creagh, DNR director, explain how two bills making their way through the Michigan Legislature can have dire consequences for the health of the Pigeon River Country. John Walters, chair of the Pigeon River Country Advisory Council, sent the...
2016 – Autumn Newsletter
2016 - Autumn Newsletter
2016 – Summer Newsletter
2016 - Summer Newsletter
Budworm DNR Treatment Plan
DNR treatment planMarch 7, 2016 Subject: Request for Variance - Pigeon River State Forest To all concerned parties,In light of an anticipated spruce budworm outbreak, several high-risk stands have been identified within the Pigeon River State Forest for commercial...
2016 – Spring Newsletter
2016 - Spring Newsletter
2015 – Winter Newsletter
2015 - Winter Newsletter
2015 – Autumn Newsletter
2015 - Autumn Newsletter
2015 – Summer Newsletter
2015 - Summer Newsletter
2015 – Spring newsletter
2015 - Spring newsletter
2014-2015 – Winter Newsletter
2014-2015 - Winter Newsletter
2014 – Winter Newsletter
2014 - Winter Newsletter
2014 – Autumn Newsletter
2014 - Autumn Newsletter
Golden Lotus Dam Consent Judgement
On Thursday, April 3, 2014, Judge Janet Allen issued a Consent Judgement ending the court case between Michigan Trout Unlimited and the Pigeon River Country Association against Golden Lotus requiring them to remove the 100 year old dam at the Song of the Morning...
2014 – Spring/Summer Newsletter
2014 - Spring/Summer Newsletter
2014 – Spring Newsletter
2014 - Spring Newsletter
Profile of PRCA Intern Sarah Topp
As retiring PRCA Newsletter editor it suddenly dawned on me that I had done a poor job these past years in failing to call to attention to the work of our PRCA-sponsored summer interns. This oversight particularly struck me during this year's open meeting on June 29th...
Volunteer For The Pigeon River Country!
This Saturday, April 27, the Pigeon River Country Association is hosting a volunteer workday to clear winter storm debris from the Shingle Mill Pathway. Yes, I know it's the trout opener, but we're working from 9:30 to 2:30, so there's plenty of time before and after...
Showshoe Backpack Bowhunt In The Big Wild
Some things just go together, like country-rap songs or chocolate chip cookies and Michigan IPA. Well, maybe that’s just me, but with fresh snow on the ground, a few days left of bow season and some time off work for the holidays, I couldn’t resist strapping on...
The Pigeon River Country Could Expand
As reported by the Gaylord Herald-Times, a new addition of 160 acres along the Pigeon River could be acquired by the DNR for addition to the Pigeon River Country Forest. After originally withholding their required approval under a new state law, the Otsego County...
Trail Overseer: Topp spins love of outdoors into summer job
By Chris Engle, Gaylord Herald-Times WILD Staff Writer. The smell of gasoline cut the stale air of the equipment barn where Sarah Topp was beginning her day topping off her chain saw with fuel. On her way out the door, she grabbed up a shovel and pickaxe from the...
Backpacking In Short Time
I awoke to see a loon floating on a mirrored glass lake at dawn. It was a beautiful sight to greet my eyes as I crawled out of my one-person tent. I had spent the night camped on the shore of Grass Lake, one of many small biologically abundant lakes in the Pigeon...
Golden Lotus Dam Removal History
What HappenedSummary On June 23, 2008, the dam at the Song of the Morning Ranch on the Pigeon River, operated by Golden Lotus, Inc., failed for the third time in 60 years. This failure, like the two previous, resulted in a massive fish kill and habitat destroying silt...
New PRCA Policies
EmailWhen a request for an email distribution is made, it will be circulated to board. If a majority approves ofcirculating email either at a meeting or electronically, it will be circulated by email to all members forwhom we have an email address and/or placed on our...