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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Everyone’s invited to join in the DNR’s annual Winter Free Fishing Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15 and 16. No fishing license is needed, although all other fishing regulations still apply. The weekend coincides with the DNR’s move to a new license sales system. Due to the changeover, which will run Saturday,

tags: Coupons & Discounts, Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will move to a new, more technologically advanced system for selling hunting and fishing licenses, hunting applications, and ORV and snowmobile permits online and at retail agent locations statewide. The new system will go live at noon Feb. 18. The transition to the new license sales

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Law & Politics

Friday, February 7, 2020

The fishing season was scheduled to run Feb. 1-5, but reducing the risk of over-fishing changed that.

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Fishing

Thursday, February 6, 2020

After 30 years of pollution cleanup and restoration efforts, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) are proposing to remove the Lower Menominee River Area of Concern from a list of the 43 most polluted places on the Great Lakes. Both Wisconsin and Michigan

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Law & Politics

Monday, January 27, 2020

An experimental regulation that allowed for 33 streams in the Upper Peninsula to have a 10-fish daily possession limit for brook trout is no longer in effect. During its regular meeting today in Lansing, the Michigan Natural Resources Commission voted to return the five-fish daily limit to those streams, effectively immediately. The

tags: Fishing, Law & Politics, Dept of Natural Resources

Friday, January 24, 2020

Eager for the chance to catch one of Michigan’s most unique fish? The wait will soon be over! The lake sturgeon season on Black Lake, in Cheboygan County, begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, so make sure your license and registration are in order. Registration is required to participate in this season. The total 2020 season

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Inland Boating, Law & Politics

Monday, December 23, 2019

Funding Available for Projects that Support Protection and Restoration of Great Lakes Applications Due by Jan. 24, 2020 The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Great Lakes Research Consortium recently announced $125,000 in grants to support Great Lakes projects. The 2020 Great Lakes Research

by: Great Lakes Research Consortium

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Great Lakes, Lake Ontario

Thursday, December 5, 2019

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) unveiled several wetland projects today aimed at improving water quality in Lake Erie and throughout Ohio as part of Gov. Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative. “Now is the time to take action to ensure the future of clean, accessible water throughout Ohio,” said Gov. Mike

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Lake Erie

Friday, November 22, 2019

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced registration is now under way for this winter’s “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” program, which is set for Feb. 21-23, 2020, in Marquette County. This winter will mark the 19th annual winter BOW gathering for women, 18 and older, who are seeking an opportunity to

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Education, Lake Superior, Women in Boating

Friday, November 15, 2019

A team of engineers and scientists from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working with the Buffalo Reef Task Force to develop cost estimates and other details for three finalist action plans aimed at protecting the reef’s important Lake Superior fish habitat. After extensive consultation with the public and other

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Lake Superior

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