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2019 - July - June - May - April - March - February - January
July
11
Celebrating 100 years of the Pigeon River Country

Pigeon River Country, celebrating its centennial this year, remains an extraordinary outdoor treasure thanks to the passion, work and stewardship decisions made by many people over the decades.

June
27
Water parks making a splash in state parks

For 100 years, state parks have been known as some of the best places to experience Michigan's lakes and rivers. Now, they're offering even more ways to enjoy the water.

21
Profiling two state park gems

Indian Lake State Park and Palms Book State Park offer more than just gorgous scenery. They're great places to picknic, camp, stargaze and more!

13
The best Father's Day gift

Sometimes the best gift to give is time spent together. 

06
A little ride back - peeking at our past

Mackinac Island offers a glimpse into a bygone era where the rumble of car engines is absent and horses are a main mode of transportation.

May
30
Revitalizing Michigan's Civilian Conservation Corps Museum

In 1933, the Civilian Conservation Corps came to Michigan and changed the landscape forever. Today, a museum stands as a testament to this "tree army."

23
Cars, support for state parks and the Recreation Passport

Automobiles were a driving force behind the initial success of Michigan's state parks, and today support our expanded park system through the Recreation Passport.

09
A photography moment, outside the door, at the side of the road

In the bucolic countryside, a sign of spring inspires wonder, thought and a moment of respite from the speed of modern life. 

02
Cultural resources are an integral part of the DNR

The DNR manages more than herds of elk and stands of pine - we protect Michigan's cultural resources, too.

April
25
Anglers help protect Michigan's waters from invasive mudsnails

New Zealand mudsnails have been found in five rivers in Michigan - and anglers can help stop the spread. 

18
Auto industry drives state parks development

The burgeoning automobile industry drove development of Michigan’s state park system in the first half of the 20th century.

12
From conservation officers to private citizens, protecting natural resources is everybody's business

It’s the responsibility of a conservation officer to protect and to preserve Michigan's natural resources for future generations. The public can help by reporting suspected poaching.

04
Monument men, surveying Michigan's land

DNR land surveyors mark as many as 1,000 boundary corners in a year on 4 million acres of state forest land. 

March
28
Birding trails developing across Michigan

With the growing popularity of birdwatching – more than 45 million Americans enjoy the pastime – birding trails are developing around the state.

21
A visit to Michigan's most remote state park

Exploring the rugged, peaceful beauty and fascinating history of Craig Lake State Park in Baraga County.

14
Director, divisions set department priorities for 2019

Recently, DNR Director Dan Eichinger and the chiefs of each DNR division laid out their priorities for 2019.

07
The power of silence

Reflections on the quiet of a late winter’s night in the northern Michigan outdoors.

February
28
Battling oak wilt disease

Oak trees face a threat from a disease known as oak wilt, caused by a fungus with microscopic spores that can infect and kill a red oak within weeks. Some simple actions can help keep healthy trees from being infected.

22
Michigan's early state parks development

Two of Michigan's first state parks were Interlochen, the first park established under the Michigan State Park Commission and the first in the state park system today managed by the DNR, and Mackinac Island, established under the Mackinac Island State Park Commission 25 years earlier.

14
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.

07
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.

04
DNR conservation officers respond to numerous calls for help during stormy, cold, wintry weather

DNR 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.

January
24
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. 

17
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.

10
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.

03
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.