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  • Electrofishing crew Showcasing the DNR: Electrofishing for answers

    Electrofishing in Michigan got its start during the summer of 1942. Today, the concept is still the same, although the equipment has come a long way, and is a critical tool for fisheries managers. 

  • State forest campground sign The power of place

    Michigan has 138 state forest campgrounds, most all associated with a body of water, some found along state pathways. These rustic campgrounds are found throughout the Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula.

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DNR's incident management teams are ready to respond

    The DNR Forest Resources Division supports four incident management teams, two each in the Upper and Lower peninsulas. While their primary job is coordinating response to large fires, the teams’ training also prepares them to assist in just about any other catastrophe.

  • Turkey Tracts Take a trip to a Michigan Turkey Tract

    Turkey Tracts are demonstration areas, complete with trails, designed to show newcomers to turkey hunting – or other wild turkey aficionados – exactly what prime turkey habitat looks like.

  • Search and Rescue State park visitors in good hands should emergencies arise

    As attendance at Michigan’s 103 state parks increases, the DNR estimates there is a corresponding rise in the number of medical emergencies and search and rescue operations.