List: Endangered or threatened species in Michigan
(Rolf Peterson/Michigan Technological University via AP)A look at Michigan’s endangered or threatened species. The Federal Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act) describes two categories of declining species of plants and animals that need the Act’s protections – endangered species and threatened species – and provides these definitions:Endangered - any species that is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range;Threatened - any species that is likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range. Endangered species are at the brink of extinction now. Threatened species are likely to be at the brink in the near future. Related stories:
Grant will help Michigan groups preserve UP history in a digital way
heritage groups to preserve collections and offer public access, The Mining Journal reported. has struggled to identify, collect and preserve its documentary heritage,” said Marcus Robyns, archivist at Northern Michigan University. Robyns reached out to more than 20 heritage groups in the U.P. and found that only the Delta County Historical Society in Escanaba provides online public access to digital material. UPLINK will be managed by representatives from NMU, Michigan Technological University, Lake Superior State University and some heritage groups.
Fall sports canceled for Northern, Grand Valley State, Wayne State, more Michigan universities due to virus
The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (GLIAC) announced Wednesday that all fall sports are suspended until 2021 amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. A number of Michigan colleges and universities are impacted by the conferences suspension: Davenport University, Ferris State University, Grand Valley State University, Lake Superior State University, Michigan Technological University, Northern Michigan University, Northwood University, Saginaw Valley State University and Wayne State University. Plans to provide fall teams with competition opportunities during the spring semester are a priority for the league. Other GLIAC member schools include: Ashland University, Purdue University Northwest and the University of Wisconsin Parkside. The MAC is among the leagues hoping to play some semblance of a season in the spring, depending on the state of the pandemic.