Erosion Along the North Branch

This past Spring, we have experienced several sites of slope failure along our river corridor due to excessive groundwater going over the underlying clay lense and causing the bank to fail and slough off. This has been discovered predominantly along our high banks which have a steep angle of slope down to the river. We are currently in the process of determining what remediation options are possible. Our first step, however, is to identify current locations of such erosion. If you have experienced this event on your river property, we would appreciate knowing about it. Please respond to us with your name, contact phone number, and location (address) of the effected property. Once an inv

Grayling Hatchery (Fish Farm Fight)

Most of you are aware of the litigation by the Anglers of the Au Sable against the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the proprietor of the Grayling Hatchery. Your Board of Directors voted in October to contribute $5,000.00 to the Anglers for the Grayling Fish Farm Fight. This donation is consistent with our past policy of assisting other groups such as Huron Pines, Cedars for the Au Sable and HeadWaters Land Conservancy in their efforts to enhance and protect our entire Au Sable Watershed. The Anglers are not totally against fish farms, but the permit granted to the Grayling Hatchery is deemed woefully inadequate to protect the water quality of the Au Sable. The DEQ has

Invasive New Zealand Mudsnails Detected in the East Branch of the AuSable River

The DEQ and DNR recently received reports from Grand Valley State University confirming populations of invasive New Zealand mudsnails in the east branch of the Au Sable River near Grayling, Mich. While the impact is unknown at this time, it's important to be aware of the issue and follow precautions when fishing in the area to avoid spreading the mudsnails. The full article can be read here.

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