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Wildlife Action Plan

About the Wildlife Action Plan

Michigan’s Wildlife Action Plan is a partner-developed, strategic framework to cooperatively conserve wildlife and their habitats – especially those wildlife populations already in decline. That’s important for residents, too, because many uncommon fish and wildlife provide valuable information about the health of Michigan's water, land and air.

Read Michigan's Wildlife Action Plan

Recovering American's Wildlife Act

The July 2019 reintroduction of the Recovering America's Wildlife Act is huge conservation news for Michigan! If passed, this once-in-a-generation opportunity could mean more than $1.3 billion for state-led conservation efforts, including roughly $27 million a year here at home. For more information see RAWA: Good for Michigan's wildlife, economy and people.

Recovering American's Wildlife Act Video

Connecting RAWA to our Wildlife Action Plan

In order to take advantage of the funds from the act, each state must have a federally approved Wildlife Action Plan. The Recovering America's Wildlife Act will significantly advance the implementation of these plans, enabling states to recover thousands of at-risk species.

Learn more about the legislation and wildlife trends nationally at OurNatureUSA.org, the National Wildlife Federation website nd a special NWF report Reversing America's Wildlife Crisis.

Recovering America's Wildlife Act Fact Sheet

Learn more about how this important federal legislation can support Michigan's conservation goals far into the future.

Recovering America's Wildlife Act Fact Sheet

Wildlife Action Plan Fact Sheet

See how this partner-driven plan guides the work that leads to healthier fish and wildlife and their habitats.

Wildlife Action Plan Fact Sheet

Reports

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Highlights of the First Five Years

Examples of how Michigan's Wildlife Action Plan is being implemented by the Department of Natural Resources and partners.

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State Wildlife Grants Funding in Action 2005-2010

Short summaries of projects that have been fully or partially funded by the Department of Natural Resources to implement the Wildlife Action Plan

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State Wildlife Grants Funding in Action 2011-2012

Short summaries for projects that have been fully or partially funded by State Wildlife Grants