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

  • Wildlife biologists collect and record data on a gray wolf. We are not just wardens

    Many DNR Wildlife Division staffers don't often deal directly with the public, but their fingerprints are all over Michigan's conservation story. They come from many different backgrounds and do many different jobs, but the one thing they have in common is caring about protecting Michigan's ...

  • Snowy waterfall Picturing the new year

    With the turning of a new year, there's often a good deal of hope welled up for new and better things to come in the days ahead.

  • A young family taking in the sunset on the beach at Van Buren State Park in South Haven. Despite pandemic, much to celebrate in outdoors, history

    By any measure, it's a pretty big deal: one hundred years and counting. Though COVID-19 threw the DNR's planned centennial celebrations to the wayside, we found ways to help people safely connect - or, in some cases, reconnect - with Michigan's natural and heritage resources.

  • Rachel Coale standing on a snow-covered trail with her arms up in celebration. Exploring Michigan's outdoors in 52 hikes

    Inspired by the popular 52 Hike Challenge, Rachel Coale, DNR Forest Resources Division, crunched down Michigan's trails, taking the first steps on a yearlong journey ...

  • Ice climbers at ice fest. Cultivating growth in Michigan's outdoor recreation business - the Michigan Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry

    Michigan is among the top states in the nation in terms of how much outdoor activities contribute to the economy. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer created the Michigan Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry in 2019 to expand the outdoor recreation economy in the state by supporting and growing existing ...