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 wildfires and prescribed burns – each more than 10 acres in size – to give folks a hand in their quest..
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 oak trees on your property.
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 sky during this week.

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