Stories tagged: "dnr"


Zachary Bordner prepares a robotic great horned owl used to lure merlins for capture so they can be banded and fitted with tracking devices on June 27, 2022, near Glen Arbor. (AP Photo/John Flesher)
As Species Recover, Some in Michigan Threaten Others in More Dire Shape

The situation is ironic: A troubled species rebounds thanks to restoration efforts, only to make things worse for others in peril by preying on them or outcompeting them for food and living space.

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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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How the Revival of Michigan’s ‘Birds of Fire’ Shows We Can Save Endangered Species

From birds to butterflies to wolves, Michigan creatures once on the brink of extinction are coming back. Here's how.

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A Michigan Tradition? Salmon Aren’t Native, But They’re a Favorite Here

Most people agree salmon make for good eating. But did you know that these fish also help keep our environment free from invasive species?

Michigan Conservation Officer Andrea Erratt talks to kids at a Charlevoix Rod and Gun Club Youth Day event.
‘I Love My Job’ Michigan DNR Officer on Working in Northern Michigan

Imagine looking out your office window and seeing beautiful northern Michigan staring back. For Michigan conservation officers, that’s a daily occurrence. 

Looking down from Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island with a view of rolling grassy hill to the port at the Straits of Mackinac between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.
‘The Greatest Bass Fishing in the World’: Michigan Plans Historic Investment in Public Parks

In communities like St. Clair Shores, the outdoors are a way of life and a source of income for many. A historic investment would put money back into local parks to invest in communities and support jobs.