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Upper Black River Council member helps place structure in the river to improve trout habitat.Partnerships key to success of upper Black River brook trout fishery The northeastern Lower Peninsula's upper Black River, long recognized as one of Michigan's best brook trout streams, has become a destination point for anglers chasing wild brookies. But that doesn't mean it can't be even better. And a unique group of partners - known as the Upper Black River Council - has been doing its best to make it so.
Jim Harding shows off an adult wood turtle he found on an excursion on an Upper Peninsula river.Michigan State University researcher gives rare turtles a head start on survival Jim Harding, an instructor and outreach specialist with Michigan State University's Zoology Department, has been studying the wood turtle population along an Upper Peninsula river since 1969. One of 10 species of turtles that live in Michigan, wood turtles are a species of concern, and Harding is helping raise turtles in hopes of increasing their survival rates.
The American woodcock is a Michigan DNR featured species for early successional forests.Michigan DNR adds 'featured species' approach to habitat management From pine barrens to oak savannah, prairie fens to young aspen, state-managed land in Michigan offers a vast array of ecosystem and habitat types, which all call for differing approaches to habitat and wildlife management. To best manage these various habitats, as well as effectively measure outcomes and engage the public in discussing and developing plans and goals, the DNR Wildlife Division has adopted guidelines that put the focus on "featured species" found in each ecosystem or habitat type.
Exterior of the Mann House in Concord, Michigan, a near-perfectly preserved Victorian-era home.What's new at Michigan's historic Mann House The Mann House - a near-perfectly preserved Victorian-era home in the picturesque community of Concord, just west of Jackson – is one of the Michigan Historical Center's historic sites. The house was recently restored to its 1883 paint colors, and the property is seeing a resurgence of work and research thanks to a new partnership between the Michigan Historical Center and Eastern Michigan University's graduate program in historical preservation.

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Media Contact Info

• Ed Golder-DNR
517-284-6234

• Debbie Munson Badini-DNR
906-226-1352

• Brad Wurfel-DEQ
517-284-6713


Audio Interviews

• Sgt. Al Bavarskas on Michigan Boating Week, boater safety, WGVU 6/10/14 Podcast Icon

• Maia Turek (formerly Stephens) on adventure opportunities in MI State Parks, WGVU 5/13/14 Podcast Icon

• Holly Vaughn on spring bird migration in Michigan, WGVU 4/08/14 Podcast Icon

• DNR Audio Interviews Archive


Videos

• DNR Segments from Q1 Buck Pole These short video segments from the Q1 Buck Pole televsion 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.


Photos

• 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

• 2011 Deer Season Articles

• Keith J. Charters Traverse City State Park Dedication, July 21, 2011

• Michigan Asian Carp Prevention Workshop, East Lansing, November 22, 2010

• Cougar Foot Print Photos, November 2009

• William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor Dedication, October 22, 2009

• Straits State Harbor Dedication, Photos