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  • Hunter in snow A century of commitment to Michigan's natural resources

    On March 30, 1921, the Michigan Department of Conservation – precursor to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources – was created. Throughout 2021, and especially in March, the DNR is commemorating and celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the department.

  • Skier Everyone can get outdoors to beat the winter blues

    This year, with the need to avoid social gatherings and many indoor activities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, winter may seem bluer than ever.Fortunately, Michigan offers ample antidotes to the winter blues in the form of outdoor recreation opportunities, with a variety of options for those ...

  • political cartoon showing how risky behaviors lead to tuberculosis deaths 'No respector of persons' - Michigan's fight against tuberculosis

    Archivists at the Michigan History Center, while processing government records, often uncover fascinating stories from our state’s past. This article chronicles the state’s response to the tuberculosis public health crisis in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

  • Fenner nature center trail sign Self-care Saturday is a walk in the park

    The buzzwordy idea of “self-care” evokes images of bubble baths, fuzzy slippers and detox drinks. But it can be simpler than that. At its most basic, self-care is a focus on physical and mental health that helps us be our best selves. For many, the outdoors is an essential part of that ...

  • Arctic grayling closeup Arctic grayling transferred to Marquette State Fish Hatchery in Marquette County

    In 2016, a proposed initiative intended to reintroduce Arctic grayling to select Michigan streams was announced. After many milestones, the first year-class of Arctic grayling now resides at the Marquette State Fish Hatchery.