Locals and tourists alike are drawn to the natural beauty of northern Michigan and a Department of Natural Resources program is trying to introduce more women to the outdoors.
The program is called “Becoming An Outdoors Woman.” The goal to teach women outdoor skills for backpacking, hunting, fishing and other related activities. Read more
DNR officials are kicking off elk season by asking for the public’s help to track down a poacher.
The case happened last December in Montmorency County.
Debbie Munson Badini is a spokesperson for the DNR.
She said the head and antlers of an elk were taken as a trophy, but the rest of the animal was left behind. Read more
A Natural Reserve dedicated to quiet recreational experiences and environmental education will soon be seeing utility upgrades. Read more
Pitcher’s Thistle. Photo by Steve Jessmore. CMU
A rare plant species that calls the Great Lakes Region home is now getting attention from researchers; from up in the air.
Researchers are using the technology to map where the Pitcher’s thistle plant lives. It’s something officials typically do by counting in person. One by one. Read more
Michigan’s youth are getting outdoors with the help of the Department of Natural Resources, and they’re trying to get their peers to follow.
The Natural Resource Commission Youth Conservation Council recently announced nine new members to the council, which now has 24 kids.
The DNR has diagnosed type C botulism in wild waterfowl along the East Arm of Grand Traverse Bay.
The DNR Wildlife Disease Lab in Lansing confirmed this as the first case of botulism in Michigan this year.
Water levels for the Great Lakes have been below average in recent years, but conservation officials say they are starting to see a return to normal. Read more
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, how about taking some time to learn about piping plovers or pitcher’s thistle.
Michigan state parks are wrapping up “Threatened and Endangered Species Week”. The week is intended to raise awareness of Michigan flora and fauna in trouble. Read more
It’s usually a bad thing to take baby animals out of the wild, but that is just what one instructor has been doing to help Michigan turtles.
Wood Turtle populations in Michigan have long been struggling. Officials say because of natural, and human factors.
Jim Harding is with MSU’s Zoology Department. He has been taking eggs from nesting sites as part of his research to givie them a headstart so they can avoid predators early on. Read more
Harmful algal blooms that can contaminate fresh water are much lower than usual for this time of year in Saginaw Bay.