Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Free Fishing In Michigan This Weekend
This Saturday (6/11) and Sunday (6/12) everyone in Michigan – including residents and nonresidents – can fish without a license. These two days make up the Summer Free Fishing Weekend – an annual effort to promote Michigan’s world-class fishing opportunities...
Hunting For Morels? The DNR’s Interactive Map Could Help
Morel mushrooms commonly sprout in locations burned by wildfires or prescribed burns with a tree canopy. Grass or sunlit open areas are less likely to produce the tasty fungi. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has made available an online interactive map highlighting the state’s 2015 wild…
DNR Advises Caution To Prevent Spread of Oak Wilt Disease
For most people, April 15 is the annual tax-filing deadline. For forest health professionals in Michigan, April 15 also marks the beginning of the yearly window when oak wilt can be transmitted from diseased to healthy red oak trees. Check out this bulletin from the DNR especially if you have red oa…
Observe International Dark Sky Week At Michigan State Parks
Michigan residents and park-goers will have plenty of opportunity to enjoy the night sky this week during International Dark Sky Week (4/4-4/10). The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced that a number of state parks will stay open for self-guided stargazing and views of the night s…
DNR To Enhance Enforcement of Snowmobile Noise Rules
Conservation officers are stepping up decibel-level enforcement to ensure snowmobilers are in compliance with state law and acceptable noise levels. Noncompliance could damage Michigan’s nationally recognized trail system. “Without this partnership, the expansive, interconnected trail sy…
DNR Sends 17 Firefighters To Help Battle Blazes in 5 Western States
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has sent 17 firefighters to help battle wildfires in California, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon.
The firefighters serve in various capacities as part of incident management teams, including fire-line management, public information responsibilities, …
Urban and Community Forestry Program Grants Available
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced the availability of applications for the 2015 DNR Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program. The grants are funded through the U.S. Forest Service’s State and Private Forestry Program.
DNR Urges Caution With Fireworks, Campfires Over Holiday Weekend
To help prevent wildfires, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources urges people to place used fireworks, including sparklers, in a bucket of water after they’ve gone out. When thrown on the ground while they’re still hot, fireworks can cause grass fires that can spread to become wil…

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