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Director Eichinger on Naturally Speaking

  • Naturally Speaking

    Director Dan Eichinger discusses the history of the department and celebrating 100 years.
    With WGVU Morning Show Host Shelley Irwin, March 9, 2021

100 Years of the DNR

  • 100 years of taking care of Michigan's great outdoors: from reintroducing elk, moose and turkey to protecting wild places like the Pigeon River Country State Forest, to bringing salmon to the Great Lakes, we are proud to celebrate and share our story.

    To help tell our story we have put together an interactive timeline of some of the DNR's major milestones and accomplishments over this past century.

    100 years of the DNR: a journey through time ยป

  • Centennial story map on desktop, phone and tablet

100 ways to celebrate

Telling our story

  • In celebration of the department's centennial anniversary, the Showcasing the DNR feature series will highlight one story each month during 2021 that recalls various accomplishments of the department or historical highlights over the past century.

  • Mooselift The Michigan moose among us

    The Michigan DNR traded moose provided by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources for wild turkeys. The "moose lift," as it was nicknamed, was a translocation project undertaken to restore the Upper Peninsula's population of the large, roughly 1,000-pound browsing herbivores that today call the region's mature forests, ponds and wetlands home.

  • Eric Bryant examines the throttle and mixture controls recovered from the wrecked P-39 Airacobra. Honoring the Tuskegee Airmen in Michigan

    The wreckage of an airplane found in Lake Huron is helping tell the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, whose impact on northeast Michigan, contribution to the war effort and ultimate sacrifice will long be remembered here and across the nation.

  • Shenelle Anthony, a young black woman, displays an iPad with an illustration of a merganser. Drawing attention to the DNR centennial

    With 2021 marking the 100th anniversary of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the DNR Wildlife Division wanted to do something special to celebrate the milestone by honoring our roots with illustrated covers to our hunting digests.

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Centennial Merchandise

  • centennial sticker

    Looking for DNR centennial stickers, hats, mugs, shirts and more? Visit Peninsula's, one of our "These Goods are Good for Michigan" partners, to order your centennial gear.