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Our next livestream:

Northwoods Forest Conservation — Practical Advice for Landowners

Thursday, December 10 • 7pm EST

With Joe Hovel, Partners in Forestry and the Northwoods Alliance


Thursday, December 10, 2020, 7 pm EST, livestreamed via Facebook and Zoom (links below)


“Let’s Talk” is the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition livestream program that looks at how we, the people, can build sustainable communities in the UP. Our next program will be a conversation between Joe Hovel of Partners in Forestry and the Northwoods Alliance, and Horst Schmidt, President of UPEC. 


Hovel will talk about Northwoods Forest Conservation: A Handbook, a new, free 66-page publication that provides practical advice for landowners who want to manage their forested property in an ecologically sound way. The handbook shares reflections from Northwoods conservation practitioners and landowners, assembles tools and resources for forest conservation, and celebrates completed projects. The handbook is free for the asking (donations gratefully accepted; see links below). 


Mike Dombeck, a former chief of the U.S. Forest Service, says “I have not seen a more inspiring, practical, and easy to read “how-to” guide to common sense sustainable forest land conservation practices. Northwoods Forest Conservation: A Handbook is an must read for all who depend upon and care about forests.” Hovel will also talk about other recent projects, such as the new Community Forest at Wildcat Falls.





Meeting ID: 836 2669 4016 
Passcode: upec2020 

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Whitmer revokes easement for Line 5, setting in motion May 2021 shutdown


(Nov. 13) Canadian oil transportation giant Enbridge may soon lose its permission to operate a controversial, aging, oil and gas pipeline on the Straits of Mackinac lake bottom.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Dan Eichinger on Friday notified Enbridge that a 1953 easement allowing it to operate dual pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac to transport petroleum and other products is being revoked and terminated. 

Whitmer and Eichinger also filed a lawsuit asking the Ingham County Circuit Court to recognize the validity of this action, citing violation of the public trust doctrine, given the unreasonable risk that continued operation of the dual pipelines poses to the Great Lakes.

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