The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has produced an interactive map that highlights the state’s 2014 wildfires and prescribed burns – each more than 10 acres in size – to help mushroom hunters in their quest for morels. The Mi-Morels map provides forest cover type information, latitude and longitude coordinates, and state land boundary information

“Morel mushrooms are often found in locations where large fires occurred the previous year,” explained Paul Kollmeyer, resource protection manager for the DNR Forest Resources Division. “Each spring we get calls from people who are seeking details on those sites to hunt morels. We’ve created this map to give our customers the information they are looking for in a mobile-friendly, easily accessible package.”

Access the map here:midnr.com