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Craig Kasmer, interpreter at Hartwick Pines State Park, shows what a finished snowshoe looks like.Making your own snowshoes at Michigan state parks For the last eight winters, Hartwick Pines State Park has hosted snowshoe-building classes, where students begin with the basic materials and end up with a self-made pair of snowshoes. The class and similar others at state parks are among the most popular hands-on winter activities the DNR offers. Follow the DNR calendar to learn about classes like these and other upcoming events at Michigan state parks, historic sites and museums.
Close-up of cross-country skier’s boots and poles next to candle with a pink glow in background.Opportunities to ski by candlelight, lantern light are an inviting draw for visitors to Michigan state parks About 40 people, of all ages and sizes, showed up for a recent DNR candlelight cross-country skiing event at Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area. The event is one of a number of winter programs offered at Michigan state parks and recreation areas. For more information on winter programs at state parks and recreation areas statewide, visit and check out the Events and Activities section.
Guide Rebecca Jurczak (right) helps Merisa Muscemic, who is visually impaired, cross-country ski.Annual RAM Center event a big hit with visually impaired skiers The DNR's Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center in Roscommon hosted 26 visually impaired cross-country skiers for a recent Michigan Ski for Light event. The annual event, in existence since the late 1970s and headquartered at the RAM Center since 1980, pairs visually impaired – and some mobility-impaired – skiers with sighted guides to help them negotiate the course.
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Audio Interviews
Tammy Newcomb, DNR senior water policy advisor, on silver carp eDNA finding, WGVU 10/14/14 Podcast Icon
State trails coordinator Jim Radabaugh on Michigan Trails Week, WGVU 9/9/14 Podcast Icon
Phil Porter on family-friendly Mackinac State Historic Parks events, WGVU 8/12/14 Podcast Icon
DNR Audio Interviews Archive

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.
How Much Do You Know About Michigan's Civil War Battle Flags? Learn about Michigan's 3rd Infantry Regiment flag. Michigan Historical Center Director Sandra Clark and education staff member Eric Perkins explain the history behind this particular flag from Grand Rapids, and explain why being the flag bearer came with some very big risks.
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.

DNR Photo Requests
Deer photos Follow the link, click on the DEER folder.
Keith Creagh, DNR Director Download photos of the director here.
Turtle City
Pure Michigan Hunt

Press Kits
Michigan Asian Carp Prevention Workshop, East Lansing, November 22, 2010
Cougar Foot Print Photos, November 2009