Showcasing the DNR
- Celebrating Michigan's forest conservation roots
Soon after taking office, President Franklin D.Roosevelt wanted to move quickly to try to restore the nation’s economy and the spirit of the country, both of which had been crushed by the Great Depression. He also sought to rejuvenate America’s natural resources. Legislation creating the Civilian Conservation Corps was approved by Congress in just four days. Roosevelt signed the bill March 31, and by July 1, the CCC initiative had put 274,375 young men, aged 17 to 25, to work in more than 1,300 camps across the nation, improving state and national forests.
- Don't hibernate, recreate - winter fun at Michigan state parks
Whether your interest lies in camping, fishing, snowshoeing or photography, Michigan State Parks have you covered during the winter. Bundle up and get some fresh, clean wintertime air – the mosquitoes will be out before you know it.
- Michigan's groundhog prepares for perennial prognostication
A sizeable crowd gathers in the courtyard at the Howell Conference and Nature Center located northwest of Detroit in Livingston County, waiting for Michigan's official groundhog to waddle out of her house and predict whether there would be six more weeks of winter. Groundhog predictions don't take long. Woody's are usually completed within a couple minutes.
- Wildlife Action Plan helps state make big strides in conservation
The Michigan Wildlife Action Plan is a 10-year strategy that lays out how the state and its partners and volunteers can voluntarily and cooperatively work together toward shared wildlife conservation goals. Michigan administers roughly $1.2 million in U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service funding annually.
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The DNR understands the importance of preserving and enhancing our strong outdoor heritage, and we are committed to making out door education a priority. Programs that interest women, youth and men may be found in the following articles. All are designed to help you learn more about Michigan's natural resources, in order to gain a greater appreciation of the great outdoors and have more fun in the process!
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