Environmental Stewardship and Natural Resources Management

Michigan’s natural resources are a fundamental asset for the state’s future economic opportunities. Challenges concern how residents of the state can best benefit from its rich natural heritage without overburdening the carrying capacity of its natural systems and reducing opportunities for residents and visitors alike. Our natural resource programs improve public understanding, help landowners and communities use those assets for sustainable long-term social and economic development, and conserve natural resources for future generations. We will:

  • Develop tools and technology to help Michigan's natural resource-based tourism industry grow by meeting consumer demands.
  • Determine how wildlife, fisheries, and natural resources areas respond to habitat management to encourage management for sustainable benefits.