Something new for the whole family!!
How about going out in the Pigeon on an Owl Prowl?
Saturday, March 11-Pigeon River Country State Forest Field Office-5:45-7:45 pm
Families-come join us as we listen for owl calls on a night before a full moon! We’ll have refreshments available and kids’ activities, such as dissecting an owl pellet and making a craft item, starting at 5:45 pm. The main event for all ages will start an hour later at 6:45pm. We will be outside for about an hour walking a trail and listening for owls (weather dependent) so dress appropriately!
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Limited to 30 people. RSVP by contacting Tara Buehler at email@example.com or calling
Send us an email if you have questions.
Here is our representative's report of the January Advisory Council meeting: Advisory Council
We need your help!
The Discovery Center building is now ready to go. All it needs is displays. The Discovery Center Steering Committee has hired the Good Design Group of Midland and Ypsilanti to develop exhibits. Some possible exhibit topics are:
The DNR has announced a new elk tracking research project. Here is the announcement including a video of an elk capture and several photos.
Senate Bills 39 and 40 are effectively dead for this legislative session but may be taken up again in the session starting in January 2017. House and Senate versions could not be reconciled in this session.
Needless to say, this is probably not the end of this bad idea. Continued communication from supporters of Pigeon River Country to lawmakers and the DNR are encouraged.
So we'll keep watch out for a possible resuscitation in next year's legislative session. Below are some of the items we were concerned about in this year's version.
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A reminder of months past! Pickerel Lake at sunset.
Our current major project is helping with the Pigeon River Country Discovery Center. Here is some information, but see the Fall 2016 Newsletter or Discovery Center page for more details.
We are partners with the Otsego County Historical Society, Pigeon River Advisory Council, the Lunden family and the DNR as we build a Discovery Center in the old 1930's built CCC Unit Manager's Cabin at Forest Headquarters pictured here.
NEW MAP OF PIGEON RIVER COUNTRY
Our new map of the High Country Pathway and the Pigeon River Country is now available! It has up to date ownership, trail, and forest information. The new map costs $9 plus $1.50 for shipping and is available under Maps/Membership/Donations. Our Holiday Special has ended but you can still get the new map and Dale Franz' paperback book "The Pigeon River Country" by ordering them separately. The book includes some very interesting reminiscences from old timers as well as current information on the PRC.
As always your dollars support an intern working in the Pigeon River Country State Forest.