OTG Jr Set to Complete Several Events This Month

It’s mid-October here in Michigan and several hunting seasons are in progress. Whether you hunt small game, deer, waterfowl, or upland birds, there are endless opportunities to get out on public lands that Michigan has to offer. MUCC’s On the Ground Jr program will be busy introducing several student groups to wildlife habitat conservation and…

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NRC Commissioners visit Wildlife Cooperative in TB Zone

Wednesday, before the NRC meeting last week, Anchor Creek Wildlife Cooperative hosted some of the NRC Commissioners and Michigan Department of Natural Resources Staff at one of their properties to provide insights on how the cooperative model is helping to address  Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) related concerns in the TB area. The cooperative was established in…

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October NRC Meeting Recap

The Natural Resources Commission will have two major fisheries decisions to make in the coming months. Two fisheries orders came up for information at the October 12 Natural Resources Commission meeting at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena. Among the most controversial is this statewide warmwater regulations for muskie (FO 215.18), in which…

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On the Ground 2017 Wildlife Habitat Program Season Recap

Another successful year of wildlife habitat improvement projects completed by volunteers and partnerships with MUCC’s On the Ground program has gone by. A total of 25 wildlife habitat improvement projects were completed, including 3 OTG Jr events, engaging 452 volunteers and students and investing 121 project hours (54,692 volunteer hours) into habitat work on public…

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MUCC'S OTG PROGRAM PARTNERS WITH DNR, NWTF AND CAMP GRAYLING

This past weekend, volunteers with MUCC’s On the Ground program partnered with Camp Grayling, the Department of Natural Resources, and the National Wild Turkey Federation to complete a wildlife habitat improvement project in the Grayling State Forest. Ryan Boyer-District Biologist for the NWTF, Brian Piccolo- DNR Wildlife Biologist for the area and Mike Ravesi with Camp Grayling…

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GREAT LAKES DAY AT THE CAPITOL | RECAP

MUCC held its biannual lobby day – Great Lakes Day at the Capitol, last Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. With the imminent threat of Asian carp entering our waterways, there seemed no better way than to spend the day connecting our membership and the public with the policy work that we do to protect, conserve and enhance…

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SUPPORT AND PROTECT THE LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND

Guest blog by Hannah Clark, Land & Water Conservation Fund Coalition The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), one of the most important federal programs for conserving habitat and providing public access to lands and waters, turned 50 this month. Established in 1964 through a bipartisan act of Congress, the promise of LWCF was to use a…

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OTG 2017 SEASON COMES TO AN END AT THE GRAYLING STATE FOREST

This Saturday, volunteers with MUCC’s On the Ground (OTG) program will be partnering with the Department of Natural Resources, the National Wild Turkey Federation, and Camp Grayling for a wildlife habitat improvement project under their Wildlife Habitat Grant. A total of 150 trees will be planted to improve habitat for the areas turkey, whitetail deer, black…

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OTG IMPROVES WILDLIFE HABITAT IN THE NORTHERN LOWER AND UPPER PENINSULA

Last weekend was a busy one for MUCC’s On the Ground program and volunteers. On Friday, a group of 12 volunteers removed small trees and shrubs from a 20-acre area at Inspiration Point in the Pigeon River Country State Forest to restore the area to a wildlife opening. Then, on Saturday, a group of 23 volunteers planted…

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LANSING AREA TEACHERS BUILD BRUSH PILES AND MEET OTG JR

Last week, an On the Ground event was hosted at the Rose Lake State Game Area with the GRAND Learning Network as part of their annual orientation. This week, MUCC’s OTG program is focusing on wrapping up the project season with three more events. Coming up this Friday, August 25th, OTG will be joining the NCCC…

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