New programs, exhibits illustrate attack on Fort Michilimackinac 250 years agoMost Michigan school children have heard the story of when the Ojibwa tribe attacked Fort Michilimackinac. Now, 250 years later, the Department of Natural Resources is commemorating the attack with new a building and new programming at Fort Michilimackinac. A new rowhouse, which has been under construction since October 2011, has recently been completed and is now open to the public.
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Showcasing the Department of Natural ResourcesThe DNR understands the importance of preserving and enhancing our strong outdoor heritage, and we are committed to making out door education a priority. Programs that interest women, youth and men may be found in the following articles. All are designed to help you learn more about Michigan's natural resources, in order to gain a greater appreciation of the great outdoors and have more fun in the process! Showcasing archive
Gourmet Gone Wild brings conservation to the tableAt first glance, it looks like any social mixer. The crowd, mostly in its 20s and 30s, is largely professionally dressed, chatting, and enjoying food and beverages. But it's at the serving table that the first clue that this is an unusual event presents itself.
Conservation officers honored for life-saving effortsThe DNR regularly honors those within its ranks who have reacted to emergency situations that might have otherwise had fatal consequences with the agency's "Lifesaving Award." Recently, four officers were honored at a Natural Resources Commission meeting, and the circumstances of their actions illustrate how broad the DNR conservation officers' experience really is.
Duck Lake Fire: A year laterA year later, the forest is naturally recovering. Bracken fern, blueberry bushes, mushrooms and grasses have started to regrow. Pine seedlings are once again growing in the areas that were previously forested. Thanks to Mother Nature, the green is returning. To give her a hand in the process, Bill O'Neill said the DNR has evaluated and prioritized areas that needed planting efforts.
Exploring Michigan's Mining HeritageMining, once the largest industry in the Upper Peninsula, continues to have a significant impact on Michigan's economy and local communities in the U.P. Its deep heritage is evident at three iconic Michigan Historical Center sites: Fort Wilkins Historic Site at the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula, the Michigan Iron Industry Museum near Marquette, and Fayette Historic Townsite on the Garden Peninsula.