2013-05-02 / Outdoors

Outdoors Briefs

Residents can now ‘adopt’ a piece of Hiawatha

GLADSTONE – The Hiawatha National Forest is inviting the public to join the Adopt-a-Forest Program, which allows individuals, families, organizations, or any group within the community to select a trail, lake, campground, road, or other high use area and keep it clean. Each individual or group will be recognized on a sign in the adopted area.

The Forest Service will provide each group with garbage bags, gloves and vests. There are many areas available, especially in Delta and Schoolcraft counties.

Contact Autumn Jauck at (906) 387-2512 to adopt a piece of the Hiawatha. The Forest Service would like to thank everyone who picks up trash on public lands,

DNR seeks angler input on brook trout limits

LANSING – The Department of Natural Resources recently announced that select rivers across the Upper Peninsula will be part of an angler survey effort starting this spring. The survey is designed to evaluate public response and potential biological effects of an experimental regulation that allows an additional five brook trout to be harvested in specified research areas.

Originally announced in November, the experimental regulation went into effect on April 1, and applies to segments of the Dead River (Marquette County), Driggs River (Schoolcraft County), East Branch Ontonagon River (Houghton and Iron counties), East Branch Tahquamenon River (Chippewa County) and East Branch Huron River (Baraga and Marquette counties).

Angler input is being sought through two methods: 1) selfaddressed, postage paid survey cards will be distributed by DNR staff at the rivers listed above and also at other rivers chosen as experimental controls or 2) an online survey is available at www.surveymonkey.com/s/ brooktroutanglersurvey. Anglers are asked to fill out one card or online survey, per person, per trip.

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