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An environmental group has launched a series of lawsuits against the Wisconsin DNR over construction of a golf course that was approved in an ecologically sensitive area near Lake Michigan. Now, a former DNR employee claims that she was forced to approve the project by agency officials. Read the full story by WUWM – Milwaukee, WI.
A debate about wild rice brought tensions to a head at a public meeting in the Kawartha Lakes area of Ontario last week. Lakeside residents say that cultivated wild rice beds are interfering with their access to the lake, while the local First Nations community says that the harvest is a part of their heritage as well as a legal treaty right. Read the full story by CBC News – Toronto, ON.
The Indiana Audubon Society is giving a heads up to owl fans this winter, as another possible invasion of the all-white snowy owl is beginning in Indiana. The usually absent arctic owl only visits the state during cyclical “irruptions” occurring every four to five years, but numbers are expected to be higher due to an “echo effect” following last year’s population boom. Read the full story by WRBI – Batesville, IN.
Many of Minnesota and Ontario’s lakes are getting warmer, including Lake Superior. Researchers at the University of Minnesota Duluth and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have found that surface-water temperatures in Lake Superior have consistently increased for decades, and these types of changes to the ecosystem can be hazardous for the lake’s prized fisheries. Read the full story by WTIP – Grand Marais, MN.
In Ontario, at-risk snakes are difficult to locate in the Georgian Bay, Bruce Peninsula and Long Point areas, but researchers say that it doesn’t mean they aren’t there. A research team studying the Massassauga rattler and eastern fox snakes hope to develop reliable search protocols that will allow wildlife officials to determine whether a particular location is potential habitat for rare snakes. Read the full story by the Simcoe Reformer.