Most of these fires are caused by people having campfires or those burning debris who leave the fires unattended.
Last week, the family posted on Facebook that the pig was missing and followed his tracks to a puddle of blood.
Observers visit the sites three times each spring, when frogs and toads breed.
DNR fire specialist Bryce Avery says the Upper Peninsula had above-average snowfall and, in the spring, snow stayed on the ground longer than usual as temperatures were below average.
State officials say they’ve received the first reports this winter of Michigan bats dying from white-nose syndrome.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says anyone may fish Michigan waters without a license on Feb. 14 and 15.
The DNR’s Hunting Access Program offers financial incentives to private landowners for giving hunters access to their property.
The agency says the online modules “will allow conservation officers across Michigan to access the training and complete it at a time that is convenient for them.”
Application period for licenses to hunt antlerless deer is underway and continues through Aug. 15.
Even a threat of rain didn’t spoil the mood of thousands of people who enjoyed the fireworks spectacular over the Detroit River.