In an effort to encourage safe outdoor recreation and the continued stewardship of our public lands, the OTG program is hosting a virtual state game area clean-up beginning Thursday, April 2, 2020.  Getting Involved  The goal of this initiative is to encourage those who are out recreating during this social distancing period to improve their…

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MUCC’s On the Ground (OTG) program has completed more than 150 projects on state land across Michigan since its inception nearly eight years ago. In that time period, more than 3,000 volunteers have improved wildlife habitat through weekend projects in state game areas and forests that involve building brush piles, removing invasive trees, restoring grassland…

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Due to recent announcements and the public health concerns surrounding COVID-19, all Department of Natural Resources and On the Ground (OTG) volunteer events have been suspended for the next two months. This includes all OTG events from now until mid-May. There is a possibility that this suspension will be extended into the summer, depending on…

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On Saturday, March 7, 2020, 14 volunteers helped improve small game habitat in part of the Gladwin Forest Management Unit located in Clare County. Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division (DNR) and MUCC staff introduced the project site and how the DNR has been managing the area to benefit a variety of game species.  The…

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On Saturday, February 29, 2020, 27 volunteers helped improve wood duck nesting opportunities in the Shiawassee River State Game Area (SGA). Volunteers came from near and far to be involved in this project, and it was a well-organized event by MUCC’s On the Ground (OTG) program, the Shiawassee Flats Citizens and Hunters Association (SFCHA), the…

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The 2020 OTG field season begins this Saturday, February 22, with a habitat project at the Maple River State Game Area (SGA). MUCC, the DNR Wildlife Division and the Maple River Wildlife Association are teaming up in the Maple River SGA to clear the dikes of woody brush and perform maintenance on wood duck nest…

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MUCC’s award-winning On the Ground program is gearing up for its first event of the year — a Feb. 22 event at the Maple River State Game Area where volunteers will be helping with dike maintenance and fixing-up wood duck boxes. Check out the list of upcoming events below, and visit mucc.org/on-the-ground for more information…

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The OTG program has created a Facebook page to better serve its volunteers. This is a great way to keep up with the full schedule of events we have coming up throughout the year! The page will serve as an event page, photo sharing source, and provide general OTG program updates. If you’re interested in…

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