East Lansing Ecological Services Field Office

Midwest Region

East Lansing Field Office
2651 Coolidge Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: 517-351-2555
Fax: 517-351-1443
TTY: 1-800-877-8339 (Federal Relay)

e-mail: EastLansing@fws.gov

 

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Kirtland's warbler. Photo by USFWS; Joel Trick

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We work with public and private entities to conserve and restore Michigan's endangered species, migratory birds, wetlands, and other important fish and wildlife resources.

 

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2017 was another very good year for Great Lakes piping plovers

 

An adult Great Lakes piping plover on the Lake Michigan shoreline.

An adult Great Lakes piping plover on the Lake Michigan shoreline.

Photo by Vincent Cavalieri/USFWS.

 

Rare birds and plants in Michigan are benefitting from some team work among federal, state and local partners. This summer, staff from the Michigan Ecological Services Field Office and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources partnered with local volunteers to conduct plant surveys and describe beach characteristics at Wilderness State Park, located at the northern tip of the Lower Peninsula. Part of an effort to restore the Great Lakes piping plover population, the surveyors examined vegetation encroachment in restored areas along with the regrowth of federally threatened Pitcher’s thistle  and Houghton’s goldenrod. Staff spent two days surveying transects along the Lake Michigan shoreline throughout Waugoshance Point in Wilderness State Park. The information collected on plants and shoreline substrate (sand, silt and rock cover) will benefit future management of the site.

 

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Partnering for plovers and plants in northern Michigan

 

FWS and DNR staff conduct plant surveys at Wilderness State Park.

 

Rare birds and plants in Michigan are benefitting from some team work among federal, state and local partners. This summer, staff from the Michigan Ecological Services Field Office and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources partnered with local volunteers to conduct plant surveys and describe beach characteristics at Wilderness State Park, located at the northern tip of the Lower Peninsula. Part of an effort to restore the Great Lakes piping plover population, the surveyors examined vegetation encroachment in restored areas along with the regrowth of federally threatened Pitcher’s thistle  and Houghton’s goldenrod.

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Old Man Plover's Jr. makes it to wintering grounds

 

When last we reported on Old Man Plover's final chick, it was sitting quietly on a beach amongst some driftwood and cobble along Lake Michigan, fresh from being released from captivity. It faced numerous challenges, including predators, storms and potentially a lack of stopover habitat, just to reach safe wintering grounds. Now, just a little more than a month later, we have some exciting news to report.

 

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Last updated: November 13, 2017