Winter is far from over, but it's time to start thinking about summer jobs.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has several opportunities to gain experience in wildlife conservation this summer.

There are more than 200 summer and fall positions available with the Michigan DNR Wildlife Division. The Michigan DNR says these jobs are perfect for college students, those looking to re-enter the workforce and seniors or retirees. Opportunities are available at DNR state field offices, customer service centers and state game areas.

Job duties include:

  • Assisting with wildlife habitat maintenance and improvement, which may include cutting clearings and adjusting water levels.
  • Mowing, landscaping and facility maintenance duties.
  • Handling tasks related to wildlife surveys, nuisance animal control and equipment maintenance.
  • Collecting biological data and samples for wildlife disease monitoring.
  • Assisting hunters at DNR deer check stations.

See the current jobs openings. More openings will be posted in spring.