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About us

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About us

We are committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural and cultural resources for current and future generations.

Mission, vision and values »

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Contact us

Find a customer service center, locate field offices, view a department directory, get contact information for each division, view the customer service guide and more.

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Job opportunities

Find current full-time, part-time and seasonal positions, view job benefits, learn about becoming a conservation officer, and see potential career paths with the DNR.

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Get the latest news releases, check for closures and detours, view bi-weekly CO reports, find photos and video, read our blog and the Showcasing series.

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Find accessible fishing, camping, trails and other recreation across the state, plus learn how we are working to make the outdoors accessible to everyone.

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Get involved

Volunteer host, forest cleanup, volunteer safety instructor, stewardship workdays, report wildlife observations, make a donation and more.

Meet the director

Scott Bowen was appointed as director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Sept. 5, 2023. Bowen brings a wealth of governmental and judicial experience to the DNR, including cabinet-level work in state government.

Meet the director


Nearly 90% of the DNR’s ongoing budget comes from sources other than state taxes! Learn how our programs are funded and how our budget is distributed within the department.

Natural resources at a glance

An overview of the resources we manage, including number of lakes, acres of public hunting land and miles of trails.

Policies and reports

Find policies (terms of use, accessibility and privacy), Freedom of Information Act, Non discrimination statement, and legislative reports.