Protecting the Snowy Owl

eightWest – WOOD-TV February 22, 2019 Michigan residents are fortunate to have lots of beautiful and important wildlife and natural resources. While many bird species fly south for the winter, there is a species that makes Michigan its winter home …

Top Michigan Wildlife Stories of 2018

The end of a year is often a time for reflection. This year, we have shared rich and diverse stories that have showcased opportunities to enjoy Michigan’s great outdoors and unique wildlife, many made possible by funding provided by hunting …

Keeping our trees safe from invasive species

eightWest – WOOD-TV Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) has made its way to Michigan. HWA is a devastating invasive species that attacks hemlock trees, which play a crucial role in the forests in Michigan. Hemlock trees are …

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of elk

Morning Mix – FOX17 Tuesday, December 11, 2018 In Michigan’s lower peninsula, one may find deer, turkey, fox, and coyote, but travel a couple of hours north, and you may find an elk. Thanks to careful wildlife management, Michigan’s elk …

Beautiful birds you can see this winter

Live in the D – WDIV Monday, December 10, 2018 There’s a lot of hard work underway across Michigan to help maintain and manage our valuable wildlife and natural resources. Erin Rowan from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the …