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DNR Directory Listing

Department of Natural Resources

Organization Details

Daniel Eichinger

DNR Director

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Mailing Address

Department of Natural Resources
Executive Division
P.O. Box 30028
Lansing, MI 48909

Contact Information

Monday - Friday,
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

517-284-6367

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural and cultural resources for current and future generations.

TTY (accessible phone service for hearing or speech impaired) call the Michigan Relay Center toll-free at 800-649-3777, or simply dial 711.

Finance and Operations

Organization Details

Erik Eklund

Chief, Finance and Operations Division

Mailing Address

Department of Natural Resources
Finance and Operations
P.O. Box 30028
Lansing, MI 48909

Contact Information

Monday - Friday,

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

517-284-5958

The Finance and Operations Division provides a complete range of financial and administrative support, including budget and financial services, real estate, procurement, grants management, facilities management, field operations support and business operations. This division is heavily involved in customer service efforts for both internal and external customers.

Fisheries

Organization Details

Jim Dexter

Chief, Fisheries Division

Mailing Address Department of Natural Resources
Fisheries Division
P.O. Box 30446
Lansing, MI 48909
Contact Information

Monday - Friday,

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

517-284-5830

The Fisheries Division is mandated to protect and manage the state’s aquatic resources, including fish populations, other aquatic life and aquatic habitat, which are held in trust for all Michigan citizens. The division promotes the wise use of these resources for the benefit of current and future generations. Fish populations and other forms of aquatic life are monitored and studied by biologists, who strive to ensure their long-term protection while keeping fishing in Michigan among the nation’s best. Up to 14 fish species are hatched and reared at six state hatcheries. These fish are stocked annually into designated public waters throughout the state to maintain or improve fish populations.

Forest Resources

Organization Details

Jeff Stampfly

Chief, Forest Resources Division

Mailing Address Department of Natural Resources
Forest Resources Division
P.O. Box 30452
Lansing, MI 48909
Contact Information

Monday - Friday,

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

517-284-5876

The Forest Resources Division manages, protects and provides for the sustainable use of Michigan’s forest resources to provide critical habitat for wildlife, valuable resources for the timber products industry and outdoor spaces for a variety of outdoor recreation activities. The Forest Resources Division also is charged with protecting state forest resources and private land across the state through its nationally recognized wildfire suppression program. 

Human Resources

Organization Details

Amy Abdo

DNR HR Director

Mailing Address Human Resources/Quality of Life
P.O. Box 30473
Lansing, MI 48909
Contact Information

Monday - Friday,

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

517-284-5013

Human Resources provides a wide range of traditional human resource services including reclassifications, selections, hiring, and employee relations.

Law Enforcement

Organization Details

Dave Shaw

Chief, Law Enforcement Division

Mailing Address Department of Natural Resources
Law Enforcement Division
P.O. Box 30031
Lansing, MI 48909
Contact Information

Monday - Friday,

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

517-284-6000

The Law Enforcement Division is home to Michigan's conservation officers. Its mission is to protect Michigan's natural resources and environment and the health, safety and enjoyment of the public through effective law enforcement and education. They, along with other support staff, handle an array of other responsibilities, including education, recreational safety and public outreach. The division also provides investigative and enforcement services and coordinates emergency management and homeland security responsibilities for the department.

Legislative and Legal Affairs

Organization Details

Trevor VanDyke

Director, Legislative and Legal Affairs & Tribal Coordinator

Mailing Address Department of Natural Resources
Legislative and Legal Affairs Office
P.O. Box 30028
Lansing, MI 48909
Contact Information

Monday - Friday,

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

517-284-6237

Legislative and Legal Affairs coordinates and oversees all legal, legislative, regulatory, and tribal issues related to the Department of Natural Resources.

 

Marketing and Outreach

Organization Details

Kristin Phillips

Chief, Marketing and Outreach Division

Mailing Address Department of Natural Resources
Marketing and Outreach Division
P.O. Box 30028
Lansing, MI 48909
Contact Information

Monday - Friday,

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

517-284-6056

The Marketing and Outreach Division provides an array of services, including communications, website administration, license sales customer systems, marketing, and educational programs for all ages and experience levels. The division’s efforts are chiefly designed to find creative, new ways to get more Michigan residents and visitors outside and taking advantage of a growing variety of recreation opportunities.

Michigan History Center

Organization Details

Sandra Clark

MHC Director

Mailing Address Michigan History Center
P.O. Box 30740
Lansing, MI 48909
Contact Information

Monday - Friday,

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

517-335-2591

The Michigan History Center includes the Michigan History Museum, 10 regional museums, the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve, and the Archives of Michigan. The center also includes the Michigan Freedom Trail Commission; the Michigan Historical Commission; the Michigan Historical Marker program; the Michigan Iron Industry Museum Advisory Board; the Michigan State Historic Records Advisory Board; and Michiganology.

Office of Minerals Management

Organization Details

Erik Eklund

Chief, Finance and Operations Division

Mailing Address Department of Natural Resources
Minerals Management Section
P.O. Box 30452
Lansing, MI 48909
Contact Information

Monday - Friday,

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

517-284-5850

Located within the Finance and Operations Division, the Minerals Management Section administers 6.4 million acres of Michigan's mineral estate, which includes leasing the rights to explore and pursue development of state-owned metallic, nonmetallic, oil and gas minerals, and underground natural gas storage.

Parks and Recreation

Organization Details

Ron Olson

Chief, Parks and Recreation Division

Mailing Address Department of Natural Resources
Parks and Recreation Division
P.O. Box 30257
Lansing, MI 48909
Contact Information

Monday - Friday,

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

517-284-7275

The Parks and Recreation Division protects, preserves, acquires and manages Michigan’s state parks, cultural and historic resources within state parks, trails, state forest recreation, and boating access sites. The division also operates 19 state harbors and partners with 63 locally operated public harbors that make up the Harbors of Refuge system.

Public Information Office

Organization Details

Ed Golder

DNR Public Information Officer

Mailing Address Department of Natural Resources
Public Information Office
P.O. Box 30028
Lansing, MI 48909
Contact Information

Monday - Friday,

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

517-284-5815 (Media only - all other inquiries call the DNR main line)

The Public Information Office works closely with DNR's executive office and divisions to coordinate the communication of core DNR messages on a statewide basis to a variety of audiences, serves as primary contact for media representatives, and partners in the marketing of department initiatives, programs and services.

Wildlife

Organization Details

Jared Duquette

Chief, Wildlife Division

Mailing Address Department of Natural Resources
Wildlife Division
P.O. Box 30444
Lansing, MI 48909
Contact Information

Monday - Friday,

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

517-284-9453

The Wildlife Division is charged with the conservation of more than 400 species of animals — the birds and mammals that sustain our state’s hunting heritage, as well as nongame wildlife, including threatened and endangered plant and animal species. Wildlife biologists make sound, science-based recommendations on hunting regulations, habitat management, public hunting access, and protection of threatened and endangered species. The division also co-manages the state forests with the Forest Resources Division and directly administers approximately 400,000 acres of state game and wildlife management areas.