Conservation and Restoration

  • Conservation and RestorationThe diversity of projects to maintain a healthy natural resource environment are represented here. From improving camping statewide to fish and bird protection to celebrating Michigan's natural areas, roads and rivers. Many of these programs also invite volunteers.

Specific Projects

  • Forest Stewardship
  • Natural Areas Natural areas are recognized internationally as an important tool for managing ecosystems, associated natural resources, and safeguarding our natural heritage.
  • Natural Beauty Roads The natural Beauty Road Act empowers County Road commissions (CRC) and legislative bodies of cities and villages to dedicate county-local roads and city/village streets as Michigan Natural Beauty Roads.
  • Natural Rivers Michigan is blessed with more than 36,000 miles of rivers and streams, including over 12,000 miles of cold water trout streams! The Natural Rivers Program was developed to preserve, protect and enhance our state's finest river systems for the use and enjoyment of current and future generations by allowing property owners their right to reasonable development, while protecting Michigan's unique river resources.