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Archaeological exploration on state-owned lands

All archaeological exploration to be performed on state-owned lands, except for lands owned and controlled by the Mackinac Island State Parks Commission, is required to have a use permit. Please complete an application for permit to perform archaeological exploration on DNR-managed public land.

Applications to perform archaeological explorations on state-owned lands will be considered and may be approved if a proposed exploration is consistent with other public interest, natural resource values, and historical values.

Find more information at Explore Archaeology in Michigan.

If you have further questions, please contact:
Sandra Clark