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Michigan DNR

July is Wildlife Conservation Month

It is hard to imagine a Michigan without white-tailed deer, elk, bald eagles or wild turkey. But if not for the efforts of conservationists, volunteers and partner agencies, these species might be absent from Michigan’s beautiful landscape. In the spirit of these conservation successes, Gov. ...

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 ...

Explore a wetland wonder and win

You have about two more weeks to enter the Explore MI Wetland Wonders Challenge contest by visiting one of Michigan’s Wetland Wonders. Contest entries must be received by July 16. Scattered across the state, from Sturgeon River Sloughs State Wildlife Management Area in the Upper Peninsula ...

Gypsy moth feeding season nearing its end

Gypsy moth caterpillars have been busy this spring in areas across Michigan. As these now large caterpillars near the pupal or cocoon stage, tree defoliation is at its peak. In highly infested areas, the caterpillars’ munching is audible, and round pellets of frass, or waste, rain down ...