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DNR Program Offers Nature Ventures to Urban Youth

Every summer, the Department of Natural Resources hosts its Academy of Natural Resources for teachers at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center at Higgins Lake, designed to help teachers better understand conservation and fold it into the curriculum. This year, the program took a step in a new direction, hosting…


Enjoy Fourth of July Weekend in Michigan State Parks

This year the family can experience a traditional Americana celebration of Independence Day with a weekend filled with camping, cookouts and special events in Michigan state parks. Help the kids deck out their bikes in red, white and blue and parade through the campgrounds. Take part in games and fishing…


DNR to Host Michigan Wolf Forum June 3 in Marquette

The Department of Natural Resources will host a Michigan Wolf Forum on Friday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ramada Inn, located at 412 W. Washington St. in Marquette. The Michigan Wolf Forum represents many diverse stakeholders with various points of view of wolf management in…


DNR and Lake Superior Sportsman’s Club Host Free Family Archery Event May 11

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Lake Superior Sportsman’s Club will host a Family Fun Archery Night on Wednesday, May 11, at 6 p.m., at the LSSC club property, located at 31433 West M-64, in Silver City. This free archery event is designed for beginners of all ages…


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DNR Offers Shotgun Shooting Class for Women on May 22 in Utica

The Department of Natural Resources is offering an Introduction to Shotgun Shooting class through the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program on Sunday, May 22. The class is designed especially for women to learn basic shotgun shooting skills from certified instructors in a safe and comfortable environment. The class will take…


DNR Reminds Anglers of New Lake Trout and Splake Regulations in Lake Superior

The Department of Natural Resources reminds Lake Superior anglers of regulations changes for lake trout and splake this season. The minimum size limit for splake ? lake trout/brook trout hybrids – has been increased to 15 inches, the same as it is for lake trout. This change should negate problems…


Michigan DNR to Propose Closing 23 State Forest Campgrounds

The Department of Natural Resources today announced that the state’s Forest Recreation Program has seen a 63-percent decrease in funding in the last three years, resulting in the need for the department to close 23 under-performing state forest campgrounds in the northern Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula. The order…


Less Than Average Snowfall Totals Could Mean High Wildfire Danger in Michigan

Winter in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and northern third of the Lower Peninsula saw less than average snowfall this year, which will likely mean high wildfire danger in the state, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Lesser amounts of snow in the U.P. and northern Lower Peninsula means snow-free conditions…


Michigan Bird Conservation Initiative to Hold Fifth Annual Ornithological Congress in Petoskey April 6-9

The fifth annual Ornithological Congress of the Michigan Bird Conservation Initiative will be held at North Central Michigan College in Petoskey, starting Wednesday, April 6, through Saturday, April 9. The Congress is being held jointly with the Michigan Chapter of the American Fisheries Society and the Michigan Chapter of The…


April Programs for Families Set for Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery Visitor Center

The Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery Visitor Center, located just eight miles west of Kalamazoo, is offering five nature programs in April. Families can learn how animals adapt to spring, how nocturnal critters find food and discover the variety of bird species migrating back to the north. Two programs are…