Tag Archives: Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve.


By Jim Pennell In 1995, a dozen residents of northern Marquette County got together to talk about preserving the natural beauty of the land around the Yellow Dog River. That small group of locals has now grown into the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve (YDWP), a non-profit headquartered in Big Bay with hundreds of members all […]

Read more

Keeping the Yellow Dog Wild

by Scot Stewart “When the Man waked up he said, ‘What is Wild Dog doing here?’ And the Woman said ‘His name is not Wild Dog any more, but the First Friend, because he will be our friend for always and always and always.’” —Rupert Brooke Northern Marquette County is a magical, contradictory place. It […]

Read more

Sulfide mining: the next step

by Cynthia Pryor Even after the Department of Environmental Quality mistakenly made its final decision to grant the first ever metallic sulfide mining permit in the state of Michigan, a mining permit to Kennecott Eagle Minerals Company (KEMC), several avenues of oppositional recourse are available: • Contested Case Proceedings • State and Local Permits—additional requirements and/or challenges […]

Read more