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Michigan DNR

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 ...

ORV trail section closed temporarily in Keweenaw County

Logging operations on private property along a 15-mile-long section of the state-managed off-road vehicle B Route in Keweenaw County have forced temporary closure of the trail effective immediately. Michigan Department of Natural Resources Parks and Recreation Division trail officials said the ...

ORV route reopened between Hancock and Dollar Bay in Houghton County

A state-managed off-road vehicle route between the Portage Lift Bridge and Dollar Bay in Houghton County has been re-opened after work was completed to create an interim bypass trail route. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced the re-opening today after a county health ...

ORV route reopened between Hancock and Dollar Bay in Houghton County

A state-managed off-road vehicle route between the Portage Lift Bridge and Dollar Bay in Houghton County has been re-opened after work was completed to create an interim bypass trail route. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced the re-opening today after a county health ...

Share your thoughts with the DNR at upcoming 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 ...

DNR to begin work on Houghton to Chassell rail-trail

Trail restoration work along the Houghton to Chassell rail-trail in Houghton County is scheduled to begin Monday. Segments of the trail were impacted severely during the 2018 Father’s Day flood, which also caused millions of dollars of damage to other DNR-managed trails in the ...

MDNR: Hot, dry weather boosts fire danger around the state

Weather across Michigan has been great in recent days – mostly warm, sunny and dry. But that means a higher risk of wildfires. Most areas in the northern Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula currently are at elevated fire risk, and that is expected to continue through the weekend. The ...

Share your thoughts with the DNR at upcoming 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 ...

Turning in tagged fish could net cash reward

People who regularly fish Michigan waters likely are familiar with the state’s marked and tagged fish program. Through assistance from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Great Lakes states, including Michigan, are mass marking popular gamefish (like steelhead, Chinook salmon, Atlantic ...

DNR wants hunter input on proposed 2020 deer hunting regulations

A new package of deer hunting regulations designed to simplify rules and remove barriers to participation was introduced to the Michigan Natural Resources Commission Thursday at the commission’s regular monthly meeting, which was conducted in an online and conference call format due to ...

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 May 20. Among the agenda items, discussions are scheduled on the DNR’s forest road inventory process and new license system, along with a Parks and ...