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The very first Smokey Bear poster to appear in 1944.After 70 years, Smokey Bear still plays vital role in fire prevention When the typical American thinks of wildfire prevention, the first image that comes to mind is surely that of the iconic Smokey Bear. Since the days of Smokey's first words in 1944 - "Smokey says - care will prevent nine out of 10 forest fires." - his likeness and slogans have been invaluable to federal, state and local agencies responsible for wildfire prevention and management.
Fallen tree limb from a storm near an RV on campsiteMichigan state parks focus on visitor safety by becoming 'StormReady' In Michigan, 17 state parks are certified by the National Weather Service as "StormReady," meaning they have a system in place to monitor the weather, receive weather alerts, and alert employees and visitors. These parks have the latest technology and communication tools - such as weather radios, emergency sirens and PA systems - to keep visitors informed and safe during severe weather events like wind storms.
Holt High School science teacher Heather Peterson with a lake trout she netted on Higgins Lake.DNR's Academy of Natural Resources gives teachers valuable "been there, done that" experience The DNR's Academy of Natural Resources, now in its seventh year, enrolls teachers into a week-long crash course on natural resources. The idea is to provide the teachers with a broad overview of natural resources that they can use in their classrooms. Teachers say it's a strategy that works - what they learn at the academy translates into improved learning about the environment and natural resources for their students.

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Media Contact Info

• Ed Golder-DNR
517-284-5815

• 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