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Sponsorship and partnership opportunities

Businesses and organizations are invited to get involved as sponsors and partners in caring for Michigan's natural and cultural resources, while connecting with the millions of people who enjoy these resources.

With only 15% of the Department of Natural Resources' annual budget coming from general tax dollars and other sources, new and creative revenue sources are key.

Businesses and organizations interested in these or other opportunities can contact Kristin Phillips via email or at 517-284-6065 to discuss.

Opportunities to partner or become a sponsor

Adopt-a-Game Area

Sponsor habitat projects on state lands and help grassland wildlife thrive. Support of this program provides valuable habitat for a wide range of wildlife, including deer, turkeys, pheasants, ducks, cottontail rabbits, songbirds and pollinators.

Iron Belle Trail Fund Campaign

Become a partner in the Iron Belle Trail, which aims to create a seamless, 2,000-mile trail – with two distinct routes, one for bicycling and one for hiking – that connects Michigan from Belle Isle in Detroit to Ironwood in the western Upper Peninsula.

Michigan Fishing Guide

Advertise in Michigan's Fishing Guide and reach over 1 million anglers.

Michigan Hunting Digest

Advertise in Michigan's Hunting Guide and reach resident and out-of-state hunters.

Outdoor Adventure Center

From exhibit and display sponsors to naming rights on the building, those interested in promoting stewardship and enjoyment of Michigan’s natural resources have an opportunity to inspire millions annually through this hands-on, urban educational facility.

"Outdoorpreneur" partners

Our "outdoorpreneur" partners include concessions, restaurants, gift shops, rental outfitters, water park operators, guide services and many others. Contact Lori Green via email or at 989-889-9178 for more information.

Visitor center sponsors

DNR visitor centers host nature exhibits and programs that help teach students and families more about Michigan's natural resources. For more information about the following sponsorship opportunities, contact Jon Spieles via email or at 906-293-5131, ext. 4023.

These Goods are Good for Michigan

This collection of partners works with the DNR to raise awareness and support through revenue sharing – on products or services of interest to outdoor enthusiasts. Pease contact Maia Turek via email or at 989-225-8573 for more details.