A bill currently on the state Senate floor aims to allow the forest product industry exemptions from seasonal weight restrictions — among other things — on unpaved roads during March, April and May. Click here to read more.
Learn more about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and the impacts on white-tailed deer in Michigan! Click here for general information about CWD. Click here for more information about CWD regulations in Michigan.
The 2018 Michigan forestry best management practices manual has been released! Click here to see it.
In the Fall, 2017 newsletter of the Manistee Conservation District, there is an article entitled: "Oak Wilt Update--An Urgent Call for Community-wide Efforts!" Please Click here to read the article in full.
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development establishes Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Interior Quarantine to protect Eastern Hemlock trees in Michigan. Click here for more information. Click here for more general information about Hemlock Woolly Adelgid.
Gray Wolves confirmed in Lower Peninsula Michigan! Michigan DNR, through genetic analysis, have confirmed the presence of Gray Wolves in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. Click here for more information.
White Nose Syndrome in the U.P.! The first bat deaths are reported in the Keweenaw Peninsula. Click here for more information.
Emerald Ash Borer continues to spread! Even more ash trees are falling victim to this invasive insect. Click here for more information.