•  DNR Mission Statement and Goals


    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. The DNR strives to:

    • Protect natural and cultural resources.
    • Ensure sustainable recreation use and enjoyment.
    • Enable strong natural resource-based economies.
    • Improve and build strong relationships and partnerships.
    • Foster effective business practices and good governance.

General Information

Meet the Director

  • DNR Director, Bill Moritz

    In January 2016, Bill Moritz was appointed DNR director, after having served nearly four years as the department’s natural resources deputy. He was employed with Safari Club International and the Safari Club International Foundation from 2007 to March 2012, and from 2010 to 2012 he served as executive director of both organizations.

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  • DNR Directors Past and Present

    1921 through today...