Michigan state parks protect a surprising amount of the native biological diversity of our state. Sixty-three of the 77 different natural community types found in Michigan (Michigan Natural Features Inventory classification) are well represented with 351 exemplary natural community occurrences. Our state parks are home to 256 different endangered, threatened, and special concern species, as well as many animal Species of Greatest Conservation Need. Come explore Michigan’s natural heritage as we visit the Krumholz bedrock shoreline of Fort Wilkins Historic State Park, the sink holes of Rockport Recreation Area, the virgin beech-maple forest of Warren Woods, and many, many more.
The Biological Diversity of Michigan State Parks
Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Division