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Sandstone pieces show evidence of a masonry structure likely related to 1840s copper mining. Archaeology students seek answers to Fort Wilkins' mining past While the story of Fort Wilkins and its military use is well-documented, the story of the early days of copper mining around the fort is not as well-known. To better document the fort's history related to copper mining, a group of Michigan Technological University students is exploring land that is now part of Fort Wilkins Historic State Park, looking specifically for evidence of mining activity by the Pittsburgh & Boston Mining Co., which operated in the region in 1844-48.
GEMS are walk-in access trails designed to provide safe and easily accessible hunting opportunities.New Grouse Enhanced Management Systems give hunters a gem of an opportunity Governor Rick Snyder and DNR Director Keith Creagh recently joined in a volunteer habitat improvement effort on state forest land in the U.P. as part of the DNR's new GEMS - or Grouse Enhanced Management Systems - initiative. The GEMS are designed to bring attention to Michigan's outstanding upland bird hunting opportunities through the creation of a series of walk-in access hunting trails intensively managed for improved ruffed grouse and woodcock hunting.
A grove of mature crabapple trees can be found on state forest land in southern Marquette County.More bang for your buck: Upper Peninsula habitat improvements ramp up In 2014 DNR Wildlife Division staffers in the Upper Peninsula were able to greatly ramp up tree and shrub planting efforts for the first time in years due to recent increases in hunting license fees and the addition of the $11 base license required of all hunters, which specifically funds improvement of habitat and hunting opportunities. Hunter support for habitat improvement also manifested itself through volunteer efforts during the 2014 planting season.

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Media Contact Info

• Ed Golder-DNR
517-284-5815

• Debbie Munson Badini-DNR
906-226-1352

• Brad Wurfel-DEQ
517-284-6713


Audio Interviews

• Sgt. Al Bavarskas on Michigan Boating Week, boater safety, WGVU 6/10/14 Podcast Icon

• Maia Turek (formerly Stephens) on adventure opportunities in MI State Parks, WGVU 5/13/14 Podcast Icon

• Holly Vaughn on spring bird migration in Michigan, WGVU 4/08/14 Podcast Icon

• DNR Audio Interviews Archive


Videos

• DNR Segments from Q1 Buck Pole These short video segments from the Q1 Buck Pole televsion show cover a variety of DNR initiatives and other natural resources topics of interest.

• Explore Bowhunting A video about youth involvement in Michigan bowhunting.

• How Much Do You Know About Michigan's Civil War Battle Flags? Learn about Michigan's 3rd Infantry Regiment flag. Michigan Historical Center Director Sandra Clark and education staff member Eric Perkins explain the history behind this particular flag from Grand Rapids, and explain why being the flag bearer came with some very big risks.

• Shields of Gold: DNR Conservation Officers This video montage, set to music, illustrates the work DNR conservation officers perform in the course of protecting Michigan's natural resources and environment.


Photos

• DNR Photo Requests

• Deer photos Follow the link, click on the DEER folder.

• Keith Creagh, DNR Director Download photos of the director here.

• Turtle City

• Pure Michigan Hunt


Press Kits

• 2011 Deer Season Articles

• Keith J. Charters Traverse City State Park Dedication, July 21, 2011

• Michigan Asian Carp Prevention Workshop, East Lansing, November 22, 2010

• Cougar Foot Print Photos, November 2009

• William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor Dedication, October 22, 2009

• Straits State Harbor Dedication, Photos