How Is Michigan's Department of Natural Resources Structured?


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Kevin Creagh is the director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, as of September 2015. He is assisted by nine deputies, coordinators and officers. There are administrative divisions for law enforcement, fisheries, wildlife and parks and recreation.

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Thirty-seven governmental bodies oversee matters such as history, fishing and forestry at the state or regional levels. Commissions include those for natural resources, waterways and the Michigan Historical Center. Most of the boards are organized as committees or councils. The oversight they provide includes forest management, wildlife, state parks and water resources.

The seven Fisheries Division Citizens Advisory Committees include groups that cover the four Great Lakes that border Michigan and Lake St. Clair, which is located near Detroit between Lakes Erie and Huron. The Michigan Historical Center's six panels include those for the Michigan Freedom Trail, Michigan Iron Industry Museum and underwater salvage and preservation.

Other advisory committees have regional scope. Regions include Belle Isle Park, Pigeon River and Upper Peninsula.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is located inside Constitution Hall at 525 W. Allegan St., Lansing. Customer service and field offices are located throughout the state. As of 2015, the department's main telephone number is 517-284-6367. The Michigan Relay Center, for callers who are hearing- or speech-impaired, is available at 800-649-3777 or by dialing 711.

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