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Michigan DNR

Share your thoughts with the DNR at upcoming virtual meetings

The Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing Michigan residents the opportunity to share input and ideas on policy decisions, programs and other aspects of natural resource management and outdoor recreation opportunities. One important avenue for this input is at meetings of ...

MDNR: High water levels force continued dredging at Grand Traverse Harbor

KEWEENAW COUNTY — Heavy equipment operators began work recently to dredge stamp sands north of Grand Traverse Harbor in Keweenaw County. Roughly 100 years ago, historic copper mine tailings from the Wolverine and Mohawk mines – called stamp sands – were deposited at a milling site along ...

DNR’s Western U.P. Citizens’ Advisory Council to meet virtually

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council will meet virtually in a web conference Tuesday, Nov. 10. Among the agenda items, discussions are scheduled on a deer hunting season forecast, bear hunting season recap, gray wolf delisting, ...

Share your thoughts with the DNR at upcoming virtual meetings

The Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing Michigan residents the opportunity to share input and ideas on policy decisions, programs and other aspects of natural resource management and outdoor recreation opportunities. One important avenue for this input is at meetings of ...

Temporary ORV bridge closure slated for Dickinson County

An off-road vehicle bridge connecting Michigan and Wisconsin will be temporarily closed for construction work, beginning Oct. 19. The bridge, which connects Michigan's Dickinson County to Florence County, Wisconsin, will undergo bridge approach work in advance of deck and railing replacement ...

Deer check and CWD/TB testing changes for 2020 hunting season

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources advises deer hunters to be prepared for big changes to DNR deer check stations this fall. Staffing and financial shortages, due to both funding associated with long-term declines in the hunter base and the COVID-19 pandemic, will result in ...

DNR wants your input on plans for forest management

How do you use and enjoy Michigan’s nearly 4 million acres of state forests? How important are forests to you? The Michigan Department of Natural Resources wants to know. The DNR's Forest Resources Division is conducting a public survey to help guide creation of a new 10-year plan to keep ...

Share your thoughts with the DNR at upcoming virtual meetings

The Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing Michigan residents the opportunity to share input and ideas on policy decisions, programs and other aspects of natural resource management and outdoor recreation opportunities. One important avenue for this input is at meetings of ...

Agreement signed for new DNR shooting range in Marquette County

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has signed a lease agreement, clearing the way for construction of an $800,000 public shooting range in Richmond Township. The range will be located west of Marquette, off M-35, along the Goose Lake Access Road, on 25 acres of property owned by the ...

DNR’s Western U.P. Citizens’ Advisory Council to meet virtually

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council will meet virtually in a web conference from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Sept. 17. This council session is being held virtually in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Among the agenda items, discussions ...

DNR extends temporary hunter education safety certificates through June 2021

Eligible hunter education students will be allowed to purchase a Michigan hunting license through June 1, 2021 – prior to completing the required field day. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division administers the state’s hunter education program and is ...

DNR sends firefighters, engines to help fight California wildfires

The first wave of Michigan Department of Natural Resources firefighters is preparing equipment to leave for California with off-road fire engines to help fight raging wildfires there. “The California wildfires have devastated thousands of families, and Michigan is ready to help in any way we ...

Delta County fish kill blamed on ‘black liquor’ from paper mill

Officials with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy said a recent fish kill along the southern reaches of the Escanaba River at Gladstone was the result of a pipe failure at Verso Corporation’s Escanaba Paper Mill. “We have been sampling and monitoring the river ...

Fish kill being investigated on Escanaba River by EGLE

Personnel from the Michigan Departments of Natural Resources and Environment, Great Lakes and Energy are investigating a fish kill incident along the lower reaches of the Middle Branch of the Escanaba River. The fish kill – which was reported Aug. 9 and responded to by state agencies the ...