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Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture (ENRA) Division

The Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture (ENRA) Division’s primary client agencies are the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy; the Department of Natural Resources; and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The division serves as general counsel to the three agencies, advising and representing them in matters that include environmental protection laws, fish and game and other natural resources regulation, management of public lands, including mining and oil and gas, and agriculture programs and regulations. 

The division also represents various state agencies in matters involving American Indian law, including treaty issues, gaming, and tax. It represents the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs regarding Land Division Act matters.  Division management also advises State Police on emergency management and homeland security issues.

The division also serves as legal counsel to or as the Attorney General’s representative on the following commissions or boards:

  • Commission of Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Natural Resources Commission 
  • Mackinac Island State Park Commission 
  • Michigan Underground Storage Tank Authority
  • State Waterways Commission
  • Great Lakes Commission
  • Great Lakes Fishery Trust

Division attorneys appear in state administrative proceedings and in virtually all state and federal trial and appellate courts.

Contact the ENRA Division