Home » Wildlife


With more than 1,100 acres of public parks in addition to a portion of Stony Creek Metropark, Shelby Township offers many opportunities for township residents and visitors to view local wildlife.

While many of these interactions are enjoyable and allow us to learn about our local environment, interactions between human populations and local wildlife often have unintended consequences. 

Wildlife control and oversight in Shelby Township is handled by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, which has a comprehensive website detailing how best to coexist with native wildlife at

In addition to the state’s resources, there are many resources specific to the township’s native wildlife available from the Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center, which regularly hosts seasonal programs and discussions celebrating local wildlife. For more on the nature center’s programs, visit its Facebook page at

With these resources, township residents, visitors and property owners can maintain the environment and natural amenities that make our township unique for future generations.

For more information contact:

USDA Wildlife Services – Michigan State Division: 517-336-1928

Michigan Department of Natural Resources: 734-953-0241

Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center: 586-323-2478