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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. We strive to protect natural and cultural resources, ensure sustainable recreation use and enjoyment, enable strong natural resource-based economies, improve and build strong relationships and partnerships, and foster effective business practices and good governance.

Accessibility Natural Resources at a Glance Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry

Contact us

Find a Customer Service Center

12 full-service customer service centers are open to the public Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Program Descriptions & Organizational Structure

Includes a description of each major section of the department, along with a contact name, email address and phone number.

View the DNR Customer Service Guide

A complete A-Z list of contact information for all DNR divisions, programs, customer service centers, and field offices.

Funding

Less than 15% of the DNR’s budget comes from state taxes (General Fund). Our bills are paid from about 50 different funds, many of which have unique revenue streams, including user fees paid by those who hunt, fish, snowmobile, camp, harvest timber, ride ORVs or otherwise take part in natural resource-based activities.

FISCAL YEAR 2021 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATIONS BY FUND SOURCE: TOTAL $469.6 MILLION (Numbers in chart are in millions)

Learn more about funding

Newsroom

news releases, closures, photos

Check closures

Temporary closures and trail detours in DNR facilities, including state-designated trails, boat launches, parks and campgrounds.

Conservation Officer Bi-Weekly Reports

Reports detailing the activity of COs in the field from across the state.

DNR News Releases

Get the latest news from the DNR, Michigan History Center, and Mackinac State Historic Parks.

Photos and Videos

Browse a variety of photos and videos, including a new collection of virtual backgrounds.

Showcasing

Check out in-depth stories on topics including hunting, fishing, camping, trails, historic sites and more.

Meet the Director

Daniel Eichinger was appointed as director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Dec. 27, 2018. Prior to joining the DNR as director, he served as executive director of Michigan United Conservation Clubs, the nation’s most effective state-based conservation organization. 

Meet the director

Get Involved with the DNR

Volunteer, donate, provide input on a variety of issues and much more.