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Michigan DNR

Bob Ross-inspired Happy Little (Virtual) 5K registration is open

Inspired by Bob Ross’ love of the outdoors, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is bringing back the Run for the Trees / Happy Little (Virtual) 5K from April 22 to 29, 2022, now in its third year. Registration is open for this 2022 state parks-supporting race. The event is capped at ...

Nearly $1.6 million in grant funding available for fisheries

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering nearly $1.6 million in funding for a variety of activities tied to improving state fisheries and aquatic resources, including fish habitat conservation, dam removal and repair, resource assessment studies and providing access to ...

Make safe firewood choices to protect the places you love

This October, support Firewood Month by choosing to buy firewood where you burn it to prevent the spread of tree pests and diseases. As natural resource managers across the state work to limit tree loss from oak wilt, hemlock woolly adelgid and other destructive invaders, you can do your part ...

Rep. LaFave: DNR should adopt latest technology within enforcement

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today testified on his plan requiring state conservation officers to wear body cameras while on duty – outlining the key benefits for both citizens and enforcement. With the prevalence of body cameras at other law enforcement agencies and studies ...

Chinook and coho salmon runs begin as DNR gears up for egg takes

The days are getting cooler, the leaves are beginning to change and the salmon are starting their annual spawning runs – all signs that the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is preparing for Chinook and coho salmon egg takes. Managing Michigan’s world-class fisheries is dependent on ...