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We are committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural and cultural resources for current and future generations.
Meet the Acting Director
Shannon Lott has more than 20 years of experience with the department, working in the field and in administration. She was named acting director by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and assumed that role on Jan. 1, 2023.
Boards and committees
Check out our many boards and committees, such as the Natural Resources Commission, Natural Resources Trust Fund Board. Find upcoming meetings, agendas, minutes and more.
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