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Taking care of Michigan’s natural, cultural resources

Want to help us protect and promote Michigan’s natural and cultural resources? Here are a few ways you can get involved with the DNR in December. Winter bird counts You can contribute to science while you’re birding! Winter bird counts help scientists better...

Conservationists encourage leaf littler

By Rachel Coale, Emma Kukuk, and Rachel Leightner Michigan Department of Natural Resources A cold palace, solitude and a queen. This story may seem familiar, but we’re not talking about magical Elsa from Disney’s “Frozen.” The queen in question is a bumblebee, and she...

Firearms season is just days away

By Pete Wurdock The Upper Peninsula is on the verge of the fourth season of the year. Winter doesn’t arrive for another month, but in between autumn and the Winter Solstice therein lies the most highly anticipated season of the year for many: Michigan’s firearm deer...

DNR launches second Youth in the Outdoors survey

By Carol Stiffler and Kristie Sitar The Newberry office of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has a few questions for local youth: What do you like to do outside? And how can the DNR help? To get feedback from some of the U.P.’s younger outdoorsmen and...

This woman’s place is in the forest

By Brenda Haskill Forester Michigan Department of Natural Resources Growing up on the edge of the Pigeon River Country State Forest near Johannesburg in the northeast Lower Peninsula, I developed an early love for the forest. I was raised in a logging family and my...

Using the whole whitefish, head to tail

The Conference of Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers, a Chicago-based organization representing the Governors of the Great Lakes States and the Canadian Premiers of Ontario and Québec, today launched its “100% Whitefish” initiative that includes a...