Press Releases


    • U.P. Focus: DNR launches 'Keep the U.P. CWD Free!' campaign in the Upper Peninsula

      DNR officials are concerned CWD could be brought into the U.P. by those hunting in other states.

      From billboards and bumper stickers to an informational fact sheet and television and radio broadcasts, the DNR is working to inform the public about preventing CWD from occurring in the U.P.

    • Michigan Army National Guard members position grader on ORV trail. (photo courtesy of U.S. Army) Michigan Army National Guard unit training exercises benefit local and state multiuse trails in Iron County

      As we honor our military veterans, the Department of Natural Resources salutes the efforts of the 1432nd Engineer Company of the Michigan Army National Guard. Over the past several years, the unit — which is based in Kingsford and has a detachment in Iron River — has conducted heavy-equipment training exercises that have improved state and local multi-use trails in Iron County.

    • Fertilized coho salmon eggs await transfer to Platte River State Fish Hatchery’s incubation room. Platte River State Fish Hatchery a big part of state's success with coho salmon

      Today, the DNR stocks nearly as many coho – reared at the Platte River State Fish Hatchery near Honor – as Chinook salmon. A decade ago, it was a quarter as many. Chinook salmon populations are down significantly, largely because of stocking cuts necessitated by a diminishing alewife population in Lake Michigan, while the coho population remains strong. It helped fill out the catch this past summer, as there were fewer Chinooks available to anglers.


    • Michiganology Michiganology creates the opportunity to live out your Michigan pride by owning unique merchandise made from vintage images at the Michigan Historical Center.
    • DNR Segments from Q1 Buck Pole These short video segments from the Q1 Buck Pole television show cover a variety of DNR initiatives and other natural resources topics of interest.
    • Explore Bowhunting A video about youth involvement in Michigan bowhunting.
    • Shields of Gold: DNR Conservation Officers This video montage, set to music, illustrates the work DNR conservation officers perform in the course of protecting Michigan's natural resources and environment.



Media Contact Information

  • Ed Golder: DNR