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     Clinton River Fish Survey

    Regional Conservation News  release writes "We conducted a fish survey a couple of weeks ago and I thought there might be some interest in the results."
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     Mason Tract - Michigan DEQ Status

    Regional Conservation News  

    About a month ago I inquired the DEQ in Michigan as to the status of the Mason Tract Drilling Permit seeked by Savoy Energy. Here is the DEQ response I recieved

    Hi Jeff,
    Your note was forwarded to me for reply. The DEQ issued a permit to drill the USA & State South Branch 1-8 to Savoy Energy LP on 11/26/03. This site is not on the Mason Tract but approximately 1655' east of it and nearly 3000' east of the Au Sable.

    Note: No Comments? Nothing to Say? Come on readers!
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     River Watch: MASON TRACT: Petitions circulate against drilling

    Regional Conservation News  

    Record-Eagle staff writer

    GRAYLING - Grayling business owners and an area lawmaker are circulating petitions to fight plans to drill a gas well near the Mason Tract. Rep. Matt Gillard, D-Alpena, initiated a statewide petition drive targeting a plan by Traverse City-based Savoy Energy to drill an exploratory gas well near the Mason Tract on the South Branch of the AuSable River, regarded as one of the nation's premier trout streams.

    Note: The Mason Tract needs to be protected. Please take a moment to sign the web petition and send your voice to Lansing. Action is required right now. - Jeff Selser
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     Michigan Governor Granholm Asks U.S. Forest Service to Reconsider

    Regional Conservation News  Governor Granholm Asks U.S. Forest Service to Reconsider Location of Drilling Pad Near Mason Tract 

    July 15, 2003

    LANSING ? Governor Jennifer M. Granholm has sent a letter to the U.S. Forest Service urging the agency to consider any and all alternatives to a proposed natural gas and oil drilling exploration site near the border of the Mason Tract, a popular state recreation area near Grayling.
    ?The Mason Tract represents a special place for Michigan residents, and we need to examine alternative sites for drilling that will allow us to preserve it,? Granholm said.  ?The natural beauty of this area is one of the qualities that helps define Michigan as a unique place to recreate.?

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     Drilling for Oil on the Mason Tract?

    Regional Conservation News  GRAYLING -- Outdoors and environmental groups are opposing a plan to drill a 2-mile-deep gas and oil well under the Mason Tract, a 3,000-acre stretch of forest along the South Branch of the Au Sable River that was to remain forever wild after it was donated to the state in 1956. "This is one of the stupidest things I have ever heard of," said Rusty Gates, owner of the Au Sable Lodge on the main branch of the Au Sable. "They're proposing to destroy the things that people go to the Mason Tract for." Read the complete story here at the Freep
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     DNR: Michigan anglers urged to help prevent spread of bass virus

    Regional Conservation News  April 22, 2003

    State resource officials today announced that Largemouth Bass Virus (LMBV) continues spread in southern Michigan lakes, and called upon anglers to help contain the disease and protect fish populations.

    Largemouth Bass Virus is one of more than 100 naturally occurring viruses that affect fish, and is closely related to viruses found in frogs and other amphibians. Its origin and how it is spread are unknown. The virus is not known to infect humans, and infected fish are considered safe to eat. However, it is recommended that all fish be thoroughly cooked as general food safety rule.

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     Draft Lake Erie Water Snake Recovery Plan

    Regional Conservation News  

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public input on the creation of a plan to bring about the recovery of the Lake Erie water snake, a federally listed threatened species. The only place in the world this unique snake occurs is on the islands and in the waters of the western Lake Erie basin.

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     Species: Battle to Thwart the Spread of the Sea Lamprey Continues

    Regional Conservation News   Staff of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Marquette and Ludington Biological Stations continue to wage war against this aquatic nuisance. Each year, 30 to 40 streams tributary to the Great Lakes are carefully treated with the lampricide TFM to control larval sea lampreys.
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