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  • Here. For Generations.

    We all enjoy Michigan’s great outdoors — from hiking and biking to fishing and camping, bird-watching and all the other activities Michigan offers. The Michigan Wildlife Council invites you to learn how wildlife conservation and management protect and preserve our forests, waters and wildlife so they are here for generations.

Highlighted Stories

  • Boiling maple sap in large metal pot with thermometer in it. March maple syrup making is good family fun

    There’s an old saying that goes, “From tiny acorns grow mighty oaks.” In this case, it was maple trees and the seed that was planted was that of inspiration for one DNR employee and his family.

  • Norm Smith of Lewiston demonstrates proper jigging technique for Hard Water School students Despite warm weather, ice fishing experts provide valuable instruction

    Students at a recent Hard Water School, the ice-fishing clinic that the Michigan Department of Natural Resources hosts several times a winter, got a lesson in in one of the basic rules of fishing: Weather trumps all. But extra time in the classroom allowed instructors to explore some additional subjects that would not have otherwise made the agenda.

  • Group of Americorps members work with hoes and shovels in wooded area DNR salutes AmeriCorps members working in Michigan as natural resource stewards

    From Adopt-A-Forest and invasive species and forest health monitoring to classroom visits and renovation of cabins and park facilities, AmeriCorps members make a tremendous positive impact serving with the Department of Natural Resources.