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Topics range from fishing and hunting to history and outdoor recreation. This is a weekly feature story sent on Thursday.
- DNR's incident management teams are ready to respond
The DNR Forest Resources Division supports four incident management teams, two each in the Upper and Lower peninsulas. While their primary job is coordinating response to large fires, the teams’ training also prepares them to assist in just about any other catastrophe.
- Take a trip to a Michigan Turkey Tract
Turkey Tracts are demonstration areas, complete with trails, designed to show newcomers to turkey hunting – or other wild turkey aficionados – exactly what prime turkey habitat looks like.
- State park visitors in good hands should emergencies arise
As attendance at Michigan’s 103 state parks increases, the DNR estimates there is a corresponding rise in the number of medical emergencies and search and rescue operations.
- Living history - the Future Historians program
Each summer, at Fort Wilkins Historic State Park in Copper Harbor, the history of the 19th-century fort comes alive. For nearly three decades, students in grades 4-12 have dressed in historic costumes to play the roles of real people who lived at the fort during the 1870s.
- Plan a destination wedding at Michigan's Upper Peninsula state parks
You don't have to travel to the Caribbean or Mexico for a beach wedding. And no need to fly to Hawaii for a stunning waterfall in your wedding photos. Many idyllic wedding locales can be found in Michigan state parks, harbors, state forests and trails.