BOSTON, Mass. — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has been honored by the Forest Stewardship Council for its work to sustainably manage nearly 4 million acres of state forests. The DNR was awarded a Leadership Award for being one of the longest-standing FSC-certified forest managers in the Lake States region. The certification includes a rigorous and independent review to ensure forest management practices meet the highest standards for environmental and social benefits. “Michigan forests have been certified for more than a decade and we’re proud of that,” said Deb Begalle, chief of the DNR’s Forest Resources Division, in a statement.