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BIA's Mission: Economic and Environmental Sustainability
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Represent the combined interests of our membership on issues that affect the fundamental character and beauty of Beaver Island.
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Work with local governments to support property owners’ views, concerns and investments
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Support preservation and wise use of natural resources, plants, and wildlife of Beaver Island

Nesting Piping Plovers on High Island

2021 Piping Plover LTBB Reservation High Island May 6  Bill Parsons/Kevin Haynes The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Natural Resource Department (LTBB NRD) biologists boated out from Harbor Springs to High Island (NEZEWABEGON) to search for piping...

State health officials loosen masking requirements

State health officials loosen masking requirements

Starting Thursday, state orders will no longer require that you wear a mask outdoors at gatherings of fewer than 100 people nor are they required indoors at residential meetings where everyone is vaccinated. Also relaxed are testing requirements for sports teams—tests...

Rusty-Patched Bumble Bee Watch

The US Fish and Wildlife Service contacted Beaver Island with a request to be on the look out for a rusty-patched bumble bee which is listed as an endangered species. It was last seen in Michigan in 2006. Rusty-patched bumble bees are active May through November....


REPRINTED FROM :NorthernIslander News & Beaver BeaconWE DID IT! Thanks to all for voting by mail or tweet to help make this happen! The Beaver Beacon was the only Beaver Island newspaper since James Jesse Strang’s Northern Islander was published in the 1850s....

Health Department asks unvaccinated islanders to complete survey

Health Department asks unvaccinated islanders to complete survey

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has asked that all islanders who are 16 and older and who are still awaiting COVID vaccination to complete a survey at this link: The information will be used to plan for...

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