Moosewatch http://michiganradio.org en Why are moose populations declining? http://michiganradio.org/post/why-are-moose-populations-declining <p>All across North America, something is happening to the moose.</p><p>From British Columbia to New Hampshire, moose populations are thinning out, and no one has been able to point to a good, clear reason why.</p><p>For the status of moose here in Michigan, we turned to Rolf Peterson, Professor at Michigan Technological University. He joined us from Houghton.</p><p><em>*Listen to the interview above.</em></p><p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 21:38:10 +0000 Stateside Staff 15249 at http://michiganradio.org Why are moose populations declining? Bad weather hampers Michigan moose population survey http://michiganradio.org/post/bad-weather-hampers-michigan-moose-population-survey <p>MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) - Poor weather is making it hard for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to count the number of moose in the Upper Peninsula.<br><br>The DNR surveys the moose population every two years. The census is based on the number of animals spotted by crews flying over prime moose range in Baraga, Iron and Marquette counties.<br><br>It's typically done in January, when the ground is covered with snow. That makes it easier to see the animals.<br> Sat, 26 Jan 2013 15:59:00 +0000 The Associated Press 10953 at http://michiganradio.org Bad weather hampers Michigan moose population survey Volunteers hunt for moose bones on Isle Royale http://michiganradio.org/post/volunteers-hunt-moose-bones-isle-royale <p>Wolves and moose are at the heart of the world&rsquo;s longest running study of a predator and its prey.&nbsp; The drama unfolds on Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior.</p><p>But it&rsquo;s a big island, almost entirely wilderness.</p><p>The researchers from Michigan Tech say they can&rsquo;t cover all that ground alone.&nbsp;</p><p>So they have a program called Moosewatch.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s a backcountry expedition where you pay to help out with the wolf-moose study.&nbsp; But be warned: it&rsquo;s no easy little walk in the woods.</p><p>&quot;We&rsquo;re going to trash through the understory here for a third to half of a mile and see if we can find some dead moose.&quot;</p><p>That&rsquo;s Jeff Holden. He&rsquo;s a Moosewatch group leader, in charge of a group of six (himself plus five volunteers).&nbsp; We&rsquo;re going to push our way into the thick forest. Thu, 07 Jun 2012 13:20:09 +0000 Rebecca Williams 7789 at http://michiganradio.org Volunteers hunt for moose bones on Isle Royale