Michigan Department of Natural Resources

DNR To Enhance Enforcement of Snowmobile Noise Rules
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 system enjoyed by thousands of snowmobilers each year wouldn’t exist,” says the DNR.
First Cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Michigan Confirmed
First Cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Michigan Confirmed
Three free-ranging Canada goslings in Macomb County have tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N2. The announcement was made in a press release from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Michigan Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). Avian influenza is a virus that can infect both free-ranging and domestic poultry such as chickens, turkeys, quail
Interactive Map Helps Michigan Mushroom Hunters in Their Quest For Morels
Interactive Map Helps Michigan Mushroom Hunters in Their Quest For Morels
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 locat
2015 Fuelwood Permits Now Available From Michigan DNR
2015 Fuelwood Permits Now Available From Michigan DNR
April 1, marked the start of the Department of Natural Resources’ 2015 fuelwood season. The personal-use permits can be purchased any time now through December 31, 2015, in person or by mail. The permits are good for 90 days from the date of purchase. Bill O’Neill, DNR Forest Resources Division chief, reminds people who are looking for alternative home-heating options that the fuelwood permits are