Press Author, Dennis Wild, Involved in Lawsuit Against the Fish and Wildlife Service

by Kasie Pleiness April 20, 2016

The Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), along with Director Daniel Ashe, are being sued by the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) over their decision to extend the Aquaculture Depredation Order of 1998 without revising it. According to court records, the Aquaculture Depredation Order “authorized the commercial freshwater aquaculture industry to ‘take’ – or, kill – any cormorant found ‘committing or about to commit depredations to aquaculture stocks,’ that is, eating commercially-raised fish, in certain states.” University of Michigan Press author Dennis Wild is among the plaintiffs representing PEER. Wild’s book, The Double-Crested Cormorant, describes the struggle of this maligned […]

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Summer road trip: ‘Michigan’s County Courthouses’ offers a historic staycation

by University of Michigan Press July 19, 2010

John Fedynsky is a Ferndale attorney and author of the new book Michigan’s County Courthouses, which walks readers through the history and architecture of every county courthouse in the state, plus the home of the state Supreme Court. Looking for a statewide staycation this summer? Consider making a tour of Michigan’s courthouses, he suggests. Their beauty and backstory can make every stop worthwhile. “Michigan summers cry for the open road. Hit the road and experience Michigan’s eighty-three county seats. Each boasts a courthouse that is the pride of the local community. “Michigan is a vast and varied land, its area […]

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