Todd Griscke, DNR Fisheries Division Assistant Chief, speaks during this DNR podcast on Michigan's Arctic Grayling Initiative and the partnership's efforts to restore grayling into Michigan waters and create self-sustaining populations for generations to come. If you w...

Michigan's historic effort to reintroduce Arctic Grayling to the state’s waters will be supported by a $5,000 grant from the Oleson Foundation to the Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division. 

To develop Michigan’s broodstock, the DNR plans to source wil...

Arctic Grayling Reintroduction supported by grant from Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation. 

Michigan’s historic effort to reintroduce Arctic Grayling to Michigan waters will be supported by a grant of $11,000 from the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Communit...

Michigan Arctic Grayling habitat better understood following research project funded by Consumers Energy Foundation. 

Last year the Department of Natural Resources, Little River Band of Ottawa Indians and Michigan Technical University received a $117,175 grant from Cons...

Independent foundation to support Michigan’s Arctic Grayling Initiative research project. 

The Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division was recently awarded a $180,000 grant from the Henry E. and Consuelo S. Wenger Foundation to support an upcoming research p...

The Michigan Arctic Grayling Initiative Action Plan has been completed by compiling each core team's goals and objectives, sending the document out for review by the partnership and incorporating the comments and edits proposed. 

The Action Plan is the result of multi...

Consumers Energy Foundation awards grant to support Michigan Arctic Grayling Initiative

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians and Michigan Technical University have received a Consumers Energy Foundation grant of $117,175...

Again held at the Ralph A. MacMullen Conference Center, the second partnership meeting focused on the core teams of Research, Management, Production as well as Education, Outreach and Stewardship (EOS) holding break-out sessions after the kick-off general session. Each...

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The Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, announced a proposed initiative in June 2016 that aims to bring back an extirpated species to the state – Arctic grayling.  The Michigan Arctic Grayling Initiative seeks to establish self-sustaining populations of this species throughout its historical range in Michigan. The initiative has more than 50 partners collaborating on the reintroduction.

The next steps include identifying interest and abilities of partners, collecting baseline data, initiating the building of broodstock and stocking efforts. The Manistee River watershed, once known as a premier grayling river, will be the first location for reintroduction.

The DNR will work closely with partners as the proposed Michigan Arctic Grayling Initiative moves forward. The Little River Band, located in Manistee County, has been engaged in extensive research for potential grayling reintroduction for several years.

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