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Arrow The America’s Great Outdoors (AGO) Initiative  
America's Great Outdoors President Obama launched the America’s Great Outdoors (AGO) Initiative to develop a 21st Century conservation and recreation agenda. AGO takes as its premise that lasting conservation solutions should rise from the American people – that the protection of our natural heritage is a non-partisan objective shared by all Americans.

AGO recognizes that many of the best ideas come from outside of Washington. Instead of dictating policies, this initiative turns to communities for local, grassroots conservation initiatives. Instead of growing bureaucracy, it calls for reworking inefficient policies and making the Federal Government a better partner with states, tribes, and local communities.
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Arrow RESOURCE TOOLS

Field Guide sources for water, crop, livestock, wildlife, and etc. management.

Arrow Managing Natural Vegetation PDF Download
GLRIBook2012 Do you have small areas on your farm that are not productive? Would you like to attract more wildlife to your farm? How can management of natural vegetation benefit you and your farm? “Early successional” plants are those that first begin to grow on an area following a disturbance to the existing vegetation, such as a fire. Managing these plants that grow naturally on your farm. can increase diversity and provide habitat for common wildlife species such as deer, rabbits, quail, turkey, doves, and songbirds.......Huron CountyMORE
Arrow Managing for Native Pollinators PDF Download
GLRIBook2012

Do you have a problem with:
Blossoms that don’t make fruit?
Badly shaped fruits?
Undersized fruit?
Fruits having poor taste?.....Huron CountyMORE

Arrow Fish Pond Management PDF Download
GLRIBook2012

Do you have a fishable pond or stream on your property? Are people always asking you for permission to fish?
Purposes and Benefits of Managing for Fishing: Sport fishing is the number one recreational activity in the United States. Anglers often pay landowners for the opportunity to fish on private lands. Fishing private ponds can provide anglers an attractive alternative to crowded public lands. This attraction can mean profits for you. Farm ponds can offer small children and the physically challenged a safe opportunity for catching fish......Huron CountyMORE

Arrow Water: Stream Crossing PDF Download
GLRIBook2012

Do You Have Problems With:
• Livestock knee deep in mud
• Crossing a stream with equipment
• Eroded stream banks
• Cattle loafing in streams and polluting the water
• Equipment damaged crossing streams.....Huron CountyMORE

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Arrow SUCCESS STORIES
These stories highlight just some of the wonderful things happening in the Saginaw Bay Watershed that support the Americas Great Outdoor philosophy of recreation through conservation.
Arrow Frankenmuth Celebrates A Fish Passage Success Story

There are more than 300 dams in the Saginaw Bay watershed. These structures were originally built for a variety of purposes including timber transportation, hydroelectric power generation, and flood management.......Huron County MORE

Arrow Universal Access to Nature: Pine River Collaboration

Chippewa Watershed Conservancy led a coalition of partners to create a universally accessible canoe and kayak launch on the Pine River in Gratiot County........Huron County MORE

Arrow Getting Outdoors in Bay City: Outdoor Urban Recreation

Heart of the Lakes Center for Land Conservation Policy was founded by Michigan's land conservancies to unite their individual efforts around a common goal - protecting Michigan's land........Huron County MORE

Arrow Water Quality information on the Cass River at your fingertips!

Water quality is at the center of what we do. A clean river comes from a responsible watershed. See the links at right for more information about how we are working toward a clean Cass!.......Huron County MORE

Arrow Cass River Habitat information at your fingertips!

The Cass River Watershed is home to hundreds of species of flora and fauna!.......Huron County MORE

Arrow Boosting recreation on the Cass River!

The Cass River is one of the premier rivers for wildlife and paddlesports in the Lower Peninsula! With lovely communities and peaceful rural landscapes surrounding our beautiful river.......Huron County MORE

Arrow Bay Area Community Foundation awards Saginaw Bay RC&D with Stream Bank Stabilization money for the Cass River Watershed

Saginaw Bay RC&D, Cass River Greenway Committee and other partners recently completed a Watershed Management Plan for the Cass River Watershed.......Huron County MORE

Arrow Saginaw Bay WIN grants additional funding for fish habitat in the Cass River Watershed

The Saginaw Bay Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Area and the Cass River Greenway Committee recently received a Christmas present of sorts with the announcement the Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network (WIN) has allotted an additional $20,000 to streambank stabilization in the lower Cass River.......Huron County MORE

Arrow Special River Clean-up During Dam Construction

With the construction on the Frankenmuth dam/rock ramp and the low water level in the river above the dam, the Cass River Greenway Committee is taking advantage of this opportunity to also clean up the river.......Huron County MORE

Arrow The Frankenmuth Fish Passage Project- The Impossible Made Possible

Over 60 volunteers braved a wet and blustery Saturday morning to conduct a special clean up effort on September 19. The Cass River was especially low due to construction of the Fish Passage project, which required temporarily dropping the water level upstream of the dam.......Huron County MORE

Arrow Cleaning Up The Cass River

Over 60 volunteers braved a wet and blustery Saturday morning to conduct a special clean up effort on September 19. The Cass River was especially low due to construction of the Fish Passage project, which required temporarily dropping the water level upstream of the dam.......Huron County MORE

Arrow Cass River Greenway Committee 2014 year-end report

Organized in 2007, the Cass River Greenway Committee membership includes volunteer residents and municipal leaders from cities, communities and townships along the Cass River from Cass City downstream to Bridgeport......Huron County MORE

Arrow Cass River watershed project to receive $30,000 in federal funds

A project that seeks to stabilize banks along the Cass River and its tributaries in Saginaw and Tuscola counties will receive $30,000 in federal funding, according to an announcement from U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters.......Huron County MORE

Arrow DEQ Awards 10 Water Quality Grants

What a remarkable year 2014 was for our Great Lakes! From the stunning ice cover last winter to the incredible rise in water levels over just a few months last summer and fall, the lakes have been in the forefront of news much of the year.......Huron County MORE

Arrow Michigan State of the Great Lakes 2014

What a remarkable year 2014 was for our Great Lakes! From the stunning ice cover last winter to the incredible rise in water levels over just a few months last summer and fall, the lakes have been in the forefront of news much of the year.......Huron County MORE

Arrow Saginaw Bay WIN- 2014 Annual Report

(see page 10 for an article about SB-RC&D)
When a tree falls in a river, does it have an impact? The answer is clearly “yes!” … if the tree is part of a revetment system. Saginaw Bay Resource, Conservation and Development (RC&D) is using tree revetment – an inexpensive yet highly effective erosion control method – to make a positive impact on the Cass River through its Stream Bank Stabilization and Fish Habitat Development Project........Huron County MORE

Arrow Saginaw Bay Water Trail Making Waves

Featured in the Midland Daily Newspaper. "Kayaks, canoes, and other non-motorized watercraft don't leave tracks, but they do take to trails. Water trails that is, also known as blue-ways".........Huron County MORE

Arrow Federal dollars ignite new partnership for Kirtland's warbler conservation
DNR

Federal dollars are igniting a new conservation partnership in northeast Michigan. Huron Pines, a nonprofit organization, recently received $171,000 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Joint Venture Habitat Restoration and Protection Program (Joint Venture Program)......Huron County MORE

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