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  • A snow-covered, wooded trail at night, lit by lanterns Experience nature on a lantern-lit, wintertime trail

    Several Michigan state parks offer a unique way to experience nature each winter as the Michigan Department of Natural Resources presents lantern-lit snowshoeing and cross-country skiing events.

  • Two male anglers ice fishing, one holding auger, with sled of gear nearby The lure of ice fishing strikes many anglers in Michigan

    Michigan is a place where anglers can take up their rod and fish year-round with the expectation of having fantastic experiences. Winter is no exception, with thousands of lakes open to ice fishing. Ice fishing attracts thousands of Michigan men and women who brave winter weather to keep on fishing. Many say they actually prefer fishing through the ice to the open-water sport.

  • Bicyclists riding along waterfront on Iron Ore Heritage Trail in Marquette County Trust Fund finances important projects, big and small

    As 2016 winds down, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources concludes its year-long celebration marking the 40th anniversary of the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. Since its inception in 1976, the Trust Fund has bankrolled more than 2,000 projects – providing funding to local units of government and the DNR to purchase land and land rights or developing outdoor recreation projects. 

  • Researchers move a little brown bat down their assembly line in Ontonagon County. DNR field testing treatments in U.P. for deadly bat disease

    White-nose syndrome is a disease that has killed millions of bats in eastern North America already,” said Maartin Vonhof, a professor of biological sciences at Western Michigan University. State, federal and academic biologists have been working hard to try and come up with treatments that will make a difference and save the lives of bats. One research project is taking place in two remote abandoned mines in the western Upper Peninsula.

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    The DNR understands the importance of preserving and enhancing our strong outdoor heritage, and we are committed to making out door education a priority. Programs that interest women, youth and men may be found in the following articles. All are designed to help you learn more about Michigan's natural resources, in order to gain a greater appreciation of the great outdoors and have more fun in the process!

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