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With more than 3,300 volunteers and more than 155 wildlife habitat improvement projects completed, the On the Ground (OTG) program has impacted wildlife habitat on public land throughout Michigan. As we look back and review the previous habitat improvement field seasons, we are compiling data and reports to build a comprehensive picture of the OTG…

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Volunteer for Michigan Wildlife in 2022

As the new year begins, MUCC’s On the Ground (OTG) wildlife habitat improvement program is gearing up to launch its 2022 habitat field season. Starting in January and continuing throughout the year, the OTG program is excited to offer a full schedule of events for volunteers to attend across Michigan. Below are the events currently…

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Public Invited to Comment on Recent State Land Review Recommendations

In phase three of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) land review process, parcels of state-managed public land in 10 counties have been reviewed by staff and will be sold, kept, or exchanged pending DNR director approval. The counties involved in this review include Alcona, Calhoun, Emmet, Houghton, Keweenaw, Mackinac, Macomb, Mason, Oceana, and…

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State Game Area Highlight: Petersburg SGA

Located less than twenty minutes from the Ohio border and hardly an hour from the heart of Detroit, the 616-acre Petersburg State Game Area in Monroe County is a favorite location of many outdoor enthusiasts in Southeast Michigan. Known for quality small game and upland game bird hunting opportunities, this state game area is also…

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On the Ground: 2021 Year In Review

Despite limitations early in the 2021 field season due to continued COVID-19 restrictions, the On the Ground (OTG) program was still able to improve habitat across the state of Michigan during the 2021 fiscal year (October 2020 through September 2021). While a typical field season includes approximately 20-25 habitat projects, the OTG program hosted 11…

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On the Ground Volunteers Invited to Take Program Survey

With more than 3,300 volunteers involved in our program and more than 165 wildlife habitat improvement projects completed, the On the Ground (OTG) program has impacted wildlife habitat on public land across Michigan since its inception in 2013. As we look back and review the past nine field seasons, we are compiling data and reports…

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On the Ground: MUCC Partners with NWTF and Camp Grayling to Continue Northern Michigan Wildlife Openings Enhancement Project

On Saturday, October 2, 2021, Michigan United Conservation Clubs’ On the Ground (OTG) program partnered with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and Camp Grayling to plant 100 mast-producing trees throughout multiple openings within Camp Grayling. A group of 31 volunteers met at the Grayling DNR Field Office Saturday morning before traveling as a group…

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