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‘Oh, the places they’ll go’ – acoustic telemetry helps unveil fish movements, better manage Michigan’s fisheries

Fisheries managers in Michigan have adopted an advanced technology to unravel the mysteries of when, where, why and even how far fish travel. That technology is acoustic telemetry, and the information gained from this high-tech tracking method is helping fisheries managers address a variety of challenges, including conserving native stocks, controlling invasive species and understanding habitat use.
‘Oh, the places they’ll go’ – acoustic telemetry helps unveil fish movements, better manage Michigan’s fisheries

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