Stories tagged: "Department of Natural Resources"


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‘Remarkable’ Story of Recovery: Otters Reclaim the Detroit River

River otters are back in the Detroit River for the first time in a century. That means clean-up efforts are working.

Foraging Tips to Help Michiganders Find True Morel Mushrooms

While May is Michigan’s “Morel Month,” the actual fruiting period begins in late April and goes until mid-June. Before heading out to hunt, it’s important to know how to identify any wild mushroom before eating it.

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Keep Your Pruning Shears Away From Oak Trees This Spring, Warns Michigan’s Natural Resources Dept.

“Once oak wilt gets started, it is expensive to successfully manage and will kill all nearby red oaks over time, if untreated,” said James Wieferich, forest health specialist in the DNR’s Forest Resources Division. 

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Young Michiganders Want Politicians to Prioritize Wildlife Recovery

Monarchs. Moose. Mussels. Some of Michigan’s most iconic species are at risk. A bipartisan bill would help the state protect them, and us. 

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No Killing Wolves in Michigan: A Court Case Just Reversed a Trump Decision

The comeback of Michigan wolves was used as evidence to remove them from the endangered species list. That decision was just overturned.

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Nature Is Her Office: Meet Michigan’s New Environmental Education Coordinator

The position has been around since 1994, but this time, the backyard is the classroom for adults and children alike.