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Gov. Snyder, The Nature Conservancy and Michigan DNR commemorate 10-year anniversary of Big U.P. Deal in Luce County

August 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

In January 2005, The Nature Conservancy and several partners announced the “Big U.P. Deal” that preserved roughly 423 square miles of forest land for forestry, recreation and conservation through a unique public-private partnership. Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Rick Snyder and other dignitaries, including the conservancy’s Michigan state director, Helen Taylor, and [...]

Response exercise provides DNR staff more training on Asian carp removal

August 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources last week sent several fisheries staff to assist the Illinois DNR with an ongoing Asian carp removal project. The goal of the project is to respond to the leading edge and reduce population levels of Asian carp threatening the Great Lakes via the Chicago Area Waterway System. While there, Michigan staff assisted [...]

New state-record quillback caught from same water body as 2014 record

July 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently confirmed another new state-record fish, this time a quillback carpsucker. This marks the fourth state-record fish caught in 2015. The state record for quillback carpsucker was broken by a fish caught by Garrett Reid of Nashville, Michigan, on Hardy Dam Pond in Newaygo County Saturday, June 20, at 10 p.m. Reid was [...]

DNR offers tips for residents when encountering snakes

June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

This time of year, as snakes are out and about in the great outdoors, the Department of Natural Resources gets many questions about Michigan’s snakes. Michigan is home to 18 different species of snakes, 17 of which are harmless to humans. There are two that are very similar and often cause a stir when people encounter them. Eastern hognose snakes, when threatened, [...]

Bear sighted on Blythefield Golf Course

May 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

DNR wants to relocate animal The Rockford Police Department urges residents not to approach a bear that has been spotted on the grounds of Blythefield Golf Course at Northland Drive and West River Drive. According to a report, the Kent County Sheriff’s Department and DNR are checking the area after the confirmed sighting of a black bear. It was last seen at [...]
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