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Reconnected At Last: Huron Pines Restores ‘Pivotal’ Shingle Mill Site on E. Branch Black River

Grayling, MI (July 2020)—A pipe culvert that obstructed the East Branch Black River for decades is gone and with it the persistent problems it caused with erosion, flooding and fish passage. In its place, a shiny aluminum arch ushers wild brook trout to 20 miles of habitat upstream of County Road 622 — vital spawning and nursery grounds supporting the river’s famed fishery. Huron Pines is proud to have led this effort, more than two decades in the making, to restore the Shingle Mill crossing.


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Reconnecting 14 Miles of Upstream Habitat on Milligan Creek

Cheboygan County, MI (July 10, 2018)—Starting in July, construction will begin on a project to reconnect 14 miles of upstream habitat on Milligan Creek. Milligan of Creek flows north from Duby Lake until it feeds into the Upper Black River a few miles north M-68. A cool- to coldwater trout stream that serves as a large tributary of the Upper Black, the health of Milligan Creek is important for supporting quality habitat and stream health in the region. Some species of fish that live in the Black River and Black Lake utilize Milligan Creek, particularly those seeking colder water.

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