On The Ground

Last Call for 2019 OTG!

Our Friday, September 6 project in the Gratiot-Saginaw State Game Area marks the end of our OTG projects for the 2019 fiscal year. After this, we will host some OTG Jr. events with local schools before our field season quiets down for the approaching hunting seasons. Come out and help us wrap up another successful…

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Consumers Energy Partners with OTG at Rose Lake SGA

Volunteers from Washington, D.C. and Michigan came together Tuesday, August 27  to remove and treat invasive honeysuckle in the Rose Lake State Game Area (SGA) in East Lansing. Michigan United Conservation Clubs’ (MUCC) On the Ground (OTG) program hosted the event with Consumers Energy to aid the company in reaching its planet goals of restoring,…

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OTG: Behind the Scenes

Have you ever wondered what goes into creating an OTG project? MUCC and the Wildlife Division of Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), recognize that many people value the game areas and state forests, whether you are hunting, fishing, hiking, birding, or kayaking. We want to give you that avenue to further connect with your…

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OTG in the Pigeon River Country

On Saturday, August 17, 14 volunteers came out to the Pigeon River Country State Forest to improve wildlife habitat near the Pickerel Lake State Forest Campground. The goal of the project was to perform an “oak release” by clearing out early successional tree species (4 inch DBH or less) that were crowding the canopy and…

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Upcoming Gratiot-Saginaw Event Marks End of 2019 OTG

Our Friday, September 6 project in the Gratiot-Saginaw State Game Area marks the end of our OTG projects for the 2019 fiscal year. After this, we will host some OTG Jr. events with local schools before our field season quiets down for the approaching hunting seasons. Come out and help us wrap up another successful…

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PRC: Oh, how we love our oak trees

Looking for something to do Saturday, August 17? You are more than welcome to join the On the Ground (OTG) program up in the Pigeon River Country State Forest (PRC) for another wildlife enhancement project. The PRC is a unique piece of land and OTG has been enhancing its wildlife habitat every year since 2014.…

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OTG at Rose Lake State Game Area

On Saturday, August 3rd, nine volunteers came out to the Rose Lake State Game Area in East Lansing to help improve wildlife habitat. To start the day, volunteers went out to the 24-acre forest located north of the DNR Field Office and gathered at the project site. After introducing the project and its goals, volunteers…

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Volunteer for Wildlife this August

As summer begins to wind down and the fall hunting season fast approaches, our OTG program prepares for its final projects before a seasonal break.  Help us wrap up the OTG 2019 season by coming out for one of the final events of the 2019 calendar year! Saturday, August 3 – Rose Lake State Wildlife…

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OTG at Gladwin State Game Area

On Saturday, July 20, eight volunteers came out to the Gladwin State Game Area in Harrison to improve habitat for rabbit and small game. This portion of the state game area was recently acquired by the DNR and is beginning to be managed for a variety of wildlife species. Saturday’s project gave volunteers the opportunity…

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OTG: Looking Ahead

August and September OTG Events Saturday, August 3 – Rose Lake State Game Area Join OTG at Rose Lake State Game Area and help us remove invasive honeysuckle that is negatively impacting native vegetation and wildlife habitat quality. This directly benefits the entire ecosystem by removing an aggressive terrestrial invasive, thus enabling native vegetation to…

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