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  • Man paddling a red kayak in river with two tents on shore behind him DNR set to plunge into water trails across Michigan

    The Department of Natural Resources is in the process of developing a policy to include water trails – some overseen by other entities and some yet to be developed – into the state’s trail program. Water trails range from segments of inland streams to Michigan’s entire Great Lakes shoreline.

  • An all-terrain vehicle trail skirts a recent logging operation in the Ogemaw Hills Trail network. Off-road vehicle riders see trail numerous network improvements in Lower Peninsula

    The northern Lower Peninsula has nearly 3,425 miles of off-road vehicle trails. For decades, the DNR and local trail groups have worked together to establish and strengthen the Lower Peninsula’s ORV trail system. In recent months, more than a dozen projects have been completed or are under way to help restore and maintain trails, bridges, trailheads and other features. This work was funded, in part, by ORV license fees.

  • Graphic with MNRTF 40th, 1976-2016, with beach/dune image in background Trust Fund 40th anniversary: The Top 10 List

    Michigan’s Natural Resources Trust Fund celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Since its inception in 1976, the Trust Fund has bankrolled more than 2,000 projects buying land and land rights or developing outdoor recreational projects. Read about 10 of the more noteworthy projects. 

  • The 2016-2017 Michigan's Living Resources patch features the state bird, the American robin Nongame Wildlife Fund helps aid comeback success stories

    The Nongame Wildlife Fund is responsible for initiating, developing and implementing critical projects vital to the needs of Michigan's endangered, threatened and nongame animals, plants and their habitats. Since its inception, the fund has raised nearly $24 million in support of critical projects for nongame species, which includes more than 80 percent of Michigan’s wildlife.

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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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