• Recreation Passport logo Recreation Passport When you renew your license plate registration, you'll experience state parks, recreation areas, state forest campgrounds, non-motorized trails, boat launches and hundreds of shopping discounts. You'll also support historic and cultural sites in state parks grants for neighborhood parks.
  • 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

  • Cherry Creek fifth-grade archer Kaylee Helman gets ready to shoot her bow. With the help of DNR, partners, young archers aim high

    A small group of fifth-grade kids at Cherry Creek Elementary School, south of Marquette, was recently introduced to target archery by a couple of teachers and a national program supported by the DNR. Across Michigan, more than 500 schools have adopted the National Archery in the Schools program. Cherry Creek Elementary is among the most recent.

  • Zach Cooley and his sons, Ryan and Owen, enjoy a waterfowl hunting outing. Following footsteps along a natural resources career path

    It has been reasonably common in America, over generations, for youngsters to follow in the same career footsteps as their parents. Natural resources professionals are not immune. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has plenty of second- and even third-generation representatives of families who have followed the family tradition.

  • Woman pushing a little girl in a stroller on the Dequindre Cut trail in Detroit Springtime is a great time to experience Michigan trails

    With spring now sprung, a sleeping Michigan giant is waking up – and now is a great opportunity for residents and visitors to see it. It’s Michigan’s growing system of designated trails, ready for endless spring and summertime opportunities to relax, have fun, travel, learn and explore.