Skip to main content

Showcasing the DNR

Subscribe to Showcasing:

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

Recent stories

NotMISpecies webinars take deep dive into invasive species in Michigan

Shining a light on the progress of the dedicated community of field biologists, technicians, university researchers and volunteers across the state working to manage invasive species is the primary goal of the NotMISpecies webinar series.
NotMISpecies webinars take deep dive into invasive species in Michigan

COs offer recreational law enforcement training

To help ensure greater safety on the trails, DNR conservation officers are now offering ORV and snowmobile training to other law enforcement agencies.
COs offer recreational law enforcement training

After the fire: Partnership blooms with Detroit Zoo at Pigeon River Country State Forest

In the vast expanse of Michigan's Pigeon River Country State Forest, where diverse wildlife thrives amidst the expansive wilderness, a partnership between the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Detroit Zoological Society has emerged to breathe new life into a landscape scarred by wildfire.
After the fire: Partnership blooms with Detroit Zoo at Pigeon River Country State Forest

‘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