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2019 - February - January
Task force making strides toward protecting Buffalo Reef

The multi-agency Buffalo Reef Task Force is moving forward on several fronts in its efforts to protect the underwater natural reef off the Keweenaw Peninsula from being smothered by migrating copper mine tailings.

Eichinger draws on deep outdoor tradition in new role as DNR director

Michigan DNR's 21st director and the youngest ever to hold the post, Dan Eichinger grew up hunting and fishing, and his lineage is steeped in natural resources conservation advocacy and appreciation.

DNR conservation officers respond to numerous calls for help during stormy, cold, wintry weatherDNR conservation officers were working under extreme conditions over eight days of intense winter weather, which ranged from wind chills approaching 40 degrees below zero to blizzard conditions that forced the closure of a section of more than one of the Upper Peninsula’s major highways.
Celebrating statehood: Michigan's state symbols

Michigan celebrates its 182nd birthday on Jan. 26. Learn more about Michigan's state symbols, statehood and other fun facts about the Great Lakes State. 

Celebrating 100 years of Michigan state parks

On May 12, 1919, the Michigan Legislature established the Michigan State Park Commission to oversee, acquire and maintain public lands for state parks. To commemorate this historic milestone, the DNR will celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Michigan state parks throughout 2019.

Coming to a state park this winter? Come prepared

Even mildly cold environments can lead to hypothermia. Symptoms of exposure can be avoided by wearing proper clothing and layering. Get some tips on preparing for outdoor winter activities.

State forest roads inventory completed

After two years of mapping and reviewing the condition of state forest roads maintained by the DNR across both peninsulas, an initial inventory that provides a snapshot of the road network is complete, along with interactive maps showing where off-road vehicle use is allowed.