The 2021 Celebrate the U.P.! was held virtually during March 19–21. The speakers came from all over, but they all intersected with this place we call the U.P.  More info 

Great blue heron • Courtesy Russell Johnson

Great blue heron • Courtesy Russell Johnson

Birding Helps To Keep Us Healthy (And It’s Fun)


by Jeff Towner, Chairman, Laughing Whitefish Audubon Society & UPEC Board Member


Probably everyone would agree that we modern humans are subjected to a lot of environmental stress. The stressors are too numerous to name, but depending on an individual’s circumstances they may include environmental contaminants, including polluted air, water, and soil, poor diet, economic instability, lack of exercise, noise, interpersonal relationships, political instability, a deluge of media, including social media, and disease, including the current COVID-19 pandemic. Some spend considerable time and money looking for ways to reduce their stress load and deal with the physical and mental effects of stress. So, what does birding have to do with this? The answer is “A lot.”

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“The 06 Legacy: Advocating for Gray Wolves Across the United States”


A talk with Karol Miller, founder and president of The 06 Legacy


Friday, May 14, 2021, 7:00 pm EDT / 6:00 pm CDT via livestream on Facebook and Zoom (links below)


Gray wolf management continues to be a flashpoint in many areas of the US in which the species is found. In this edition of the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition’s Livestream Series, our guest speaker is Karol Miller of The 06 Legacy ( As founder and president, Miller leads this national group in advocating for wolves. The 06 Legacy Group is named for a female wolf named 06 for the year she was born in Yellowstone National Park. She was followed by many wolf watchers, and was shot and killed by a hunter outside the park in December 2012. Miller, who holds a M.S. in Engineering and has taught high school mathematics, will explain the mission and work of The 06 Legacy.





Meeting ID: 831 1343 8020

Passcode: 2021

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