MEDIA COVERAGE AND NEWS RELEASES


“The Battle of the Boardman,” Northern Express, July 31, 2011

“FishPass Project Lets ‘Desired’ Fish In, Invasives Out,” Traverse City Record-Eagle, April 6, 2017

“Fish Passage Proposal Draws Concerns,” Traverse City Record-Eagle, September 6, 2017

“Op-Ed: Stop DNR From Doubling Bag Limit on Brook Trout,” Traverse City Record-Eagle, November 26, 2017

“FishPass Concept Swims Ahead,” Traverse City Record-Eagle, January 12, 2018

“Op-Ed: FishPass Project To Improve Cityscape and Fisheries,” Traverse City Record-Eagle, January 13, 2018

“Forum: Michigan DNR Must Protect Boardman Brook Trout,” Traverse City Record-Eagle, April 29, 2018

“What Will It Take for Michigan’s Wild Arctic Grayling to Return Home?” Traverse Magazine, May 23, 2018

“FishPass Stirs Steelhead Controversy,” Traverse City Record-Eagle, May 28, 2018

“Anglers Weigh In On FishPass Project,” The Ticker, May 31, 2018

“Voices of the Boardman River: Hank Bailey,” Interlochen Public Radio, August 16, 2018

“Sabin Dam Removal Underway,” Traverse City Record-Eagle, August 23, 2018

“Union Street Fish Ladder Still Open,” Traverse City Record-Eagle, August 25, 2018

“Tribal Elder Raises Awareness,” Capital News Service, September 6, 2018

“Fishy Comings and Goings in Area Waters,” Traverse City Record-Eagle, September 16, 2018

“City To Talk Dams, Carnegie Building,” The Ticker, October 6, 2018

“These Michigan Rivers Might Get the Long Lost Arctic Grayling,” Detroit Free Press, October 29, 2018

“Bringing Back the Grayling,” Traverse City Record-Eagle, October 31, 2018

“ReWild Aims to Raise Money for Arctic Grayling Initiative,” Traverse City Record-Eagle, October 31, 2018

“18 Million Experimental FishPass Details Emerge, Including New Amphitheater,” The Ticker, November 21, 2018

GLFC Officials Provide FishPass Update, November 21, 2018

“ ‘Healing’ a River,” Traverse City Record-Eagle, November 25, 2018

“Sabin Dam, Powerhouse Gone; Boardman Diverted Into New Channel for Final Time,” Traverse City Record-Eagle, December 17, 2018

“Eel Profit Not Worth Environmental Risk,” Traverse City Record-Eagle, February 13, 2019

“DEQ Considers FishPass Permit,” Traverse City Record-Eagle, February 15, 2019

Upcoming Natural Resources Commission Meeting, March 7, 2019

BTC Rep Testifies at Natural Resources Commission Meeting in Bellaire, March 15, 2019

“Grayling Researcher: Brown Trout ‘Annihilate’ Grayling,” April 11, 2019

“A Bridge Over Pristine Waters,” May 14, 2019

“Forum: No More Development For Lower Boardman,” Traverse City Record-Eagle, June 5, 2019

“A Grayling Initiative Update,” June 18, 2019

“FishPass Structure Design Nearly Done,” Traverse City Record-Eagle, June 24, 2019

“Sturgeon Confirmed in Boardman River, Traverse City Record-Eagle, July 17, 2019

“Fish Fry: Grayling Young to Transfer from Okemos Lab to Oden Hatchery,” Traverse City Record-Eagle, August 1, 2019

“Forum: River Focus of Multiple Plans — Let’s Talk About Them,” Traverse City Record-Eagle, August 13, 2019

The Native Fish Coalition . . . believes that hatchery fish should never be stocked on top of native fish or even where they might have access to native fish. Hatchery fish, it notes, are products of unnatural selection. They’re conditioned to crowded, coverless, cement raceways that erode fins. Instead of avoiding moving shadows they’re attracted to them because they’re often fed by hand. And they become easy pickings for avian predators because, even when fed by machine, they’re conditioned to feed on the surface. They are everything wild fish aren’t, so they do poorly in the natural world. And when superimposed on wild fish they compete with them for food and space, disrupt spawning, and sometimes pass on their inferior genes.”
— Ted Williams, "Why a Native Fish Coalition?" Fly Fisherman Magazine