Pat Harlow is a Land Records Specialist with the DNR.
The state has awarded $350,000 to 18 communities to continue development of the Iron Belle Trail. The trail runs from Detroit to Ironwood in the Upper Peninsula.
They’re cutting back after receiving phone calls from citizens and environmental groups who complained the DNR was going overboard.
Governor Rick Snyder has tapped Keith Creagh to serve as interim director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. That’s after Dan Wyant stepped down over mistakes that resulted in high lead levels in Flint’s tap water.
Creagh has served as director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources since 2012. He previously headed the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
A Manistee Man recently discovered both a huge Petoskey stone and a largely unknown state rule.
Tim O’Brien of Copemish recovered a behemoth, 93-pound Petoskey stone in Lake Michigan.
To put a stop to whitefish poaching, officers from the Department of Natural Resources went undercover on Thanksgiving weekend.
The Department of Natural Resources will host a forum next month to discuss future bear hunting regulations in Michigan.
The DNR said the majority of people think the bear population is healthy for the state, but some hunters and northern Michigan residents worry that bears are encroaching on their homes.
A Facebook post prompted the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to be inundated with reports of wolf poaching in Clare county.
Officials with the DNR said the picture circulating on Facebook of a man holding a wolf he shot was, in fact, not taken in Michigan. Continue reading
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has agreed to pick up some forest management responsibilities from the federal government.
The agreement will give the DNR logging rights in three Michigan national forests.
Asian carp were found within 80 miles of the Great Lakes, roughly 60 miles closer than they were at the beginning of this year.
Two juvenile Silver Carp, a type of Asian carp, were found in the Illinois River. The fish have been steadily making their way north over the last several years. Continue reading
The state plans on purchasing a 1,400 foot stretch of Lake Michigan shoreline adjacent to Petoskey State Park, thanks to a recently awarded federal grant. Continue reading
The Department of Natural Resources is releasing its forecast for the upcoming firearm deer season.
With just over a month until the orange army converges on central and northern Michigan, the forecast for the deer harvest this year is showing a mixed bag. Continue reading
A 2,000 mile-long trail that runs through Wexford, Grand Traverse and Emmet counties is celebrating its first corporate donation.
The Iron Belle Trail has been awarded $25,000 from TransCanda, a pipeline company based in Kalkaska County. Continue reading
Burt Lake in Cheboygan county is known for having a historically strong Sturgeon fishery. However, in recent years, overfishing has had a significant impact on the fish population.
The DNR has asked for help from Michigan anglers in recording tagged fish and their locations on Lake Michigan.
The recreation groups that have been competing for land use have now decided to work together in order to manage the island in a way that benefits everyone.
Just over twenty million fish were taken from nurseries and strategically placed in streams and lakes across the state. Continue reading
State parks in central and northern Michigan are taking part in a celebration for the Perseid meteor shower starting August 8th through the 15th.
“Meteors and S’mores” will feature different events each night while them meteor shower is visible in the night sky — including movies, campfires — and free s’mores! Continue reading
A wildfire in Marquette County is mostly under control after burning through the night.
The cause of the 80-acre wildfire has not yet been determined. However, wildfire experts say dry conditions and warm weather were major influences. Continue reading
The risk of wildfires in northern lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula is extremely high heading into this weekend.
Recent high temperatures and continued dry conditions have prompted the Department of Natural Resources to raise the warning level to “extremely high.” Continue reading
A vintage camper and trailer tour is hitting the road this week.
A group called the “Tin Can Tourists Club” is sponsoring the tour. The group enjoys the restoration and history of trailers and campers. Continue reading
More than 100 bear hunting licenses will be available on a first come, first serve basis after they went unsold in Michigan’s annual bear license lottery.
Antlerless deer cannot be hunted during the archery season in the Upper Peninsula this year, under an order from the state Natural Resources Commission.
Declining numbers of deer are to blame for the restriction. Two harsh winters in two years are to blame. Continue reading