DETROIT (AP) _ Kirk Gibson's career as a ballplayer was marked by home runs and hard-nosed play. Now he's a businessman and conservationist who can discuss asset management or wildlife policy issues.

Gibson is involved in many things, so he needs the jet he and Toronto Blue Jays pitcher David Wells own as part of their extensive business partnership.

Wells and Gibson also co-own a 1,500-acre ranch in northern Michigan. They have worked with biologists to turn an abused tract of land into an enclosed haven for wildlife: bald eagles, beavers, coyotes, rabbits, a 9-acre pond full of bass and bluegill, four buffalo and a thriving herd of deer, all thanks to the management of natural food and crops grown there.

Gibson also heads KG Investments, an assets-management group that concentrates on real estate and tax-law protection, and is a baseball broadcaster for Fox Sports Net.