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Topics range from fishing and hunting to history and outdoor recreation. This is a weekly feature story sent on Thursday.

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Bringing back ‘the good berry’ – efforts to restore manoomin, Michigan’s native grain

Manoomin, also known as Michigan wild rice, was recently designated as the state's official native grain. As a partner in the Michigan Wild Rice Initiative, the DNR has embarked on wild rice restoration efforts over the past several years.
Bringing back ‘the good berry’ – efforts to restore manoomin, Michigan’s native grain

Fading, fallen but not forgotten

A reflection on abandoned places and the history they evoke.
Fading, fallen but not forgotten

Collecting eggs to maintain world-class fisheries

It’s simple math really: Zero eggs equals zero fish for future stocking programs. So, the spring walleye and steelhead egg collections by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are critical components of the strategy for maintaining world-class fishing opportunities in the Great Lakes State.
Collecting eggs to maintain world-class fisheries

There’s no better time to plant a tree than in Michigan’s spring

Planting a tree can create a lasting and lovely effect on the environment, with many benefits including cleaner water and air. And the early spring months of April and May are prime times for tree planting. Michigan celebrates Arbor Day on April 26, and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared the week of April 21-27 as Arbor Week.
There’s no better time to plant a tree than in Michigan’s spring

Conservation officers teach wildlife crime scene investigation techniques

As part of their mission to protect the state’s natural and cultural resources, the environment and the health and safety of the public through effective law enforcement and education, Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers have found innovative ways to deliver science-based education.
Conservation officers teach wildlife crime scene investigation techniques