Brush Pile Building in Kalkaska County: Part of Mark Kenyon’s Working for Wildlife Tour

Apr 22, 2023 9:30AM—2:00PM


Sunset Trail Road SE - Kalkaska County


Mark Kenyon of MeatEater and the Wired to Hunt Podcast is heading out this year on his Working for Wildlife Tour to bring attention to the critical work hunters and anglers are doing across the country to create, conserve, and restore wildlife habitat through volunteer on-the-ground projects. The Working for Wildlife Tour will spotlight six volunteer habitat work days across the United States that Kenyon and other members of the Wired to Hunt community will participating in, promoting, and documenting. Volunteer events will include everything from creating brush piles and wildlife openings, to cleaning up shot shells and debris on public lands, collecting acorns for native tree reseeding, and invasive species removal and will be put on in partnership with organizations such as the National Deer Association, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, Michigan United Conservation Clubs, the U.S. Forest Service, and others. 

MUCC’s On the Ground program is excited to be a part of Mark Kenyon’s 2023 Working for Wildlife Tour! Join OTG in partnership with Land Ethics LLC on Saturday, April 22 from 9:30 AM to 2 PM (check-in starts at 9 AM) as we work to maintain wildlife openings and build brush piles on public hunting land in the Traverse City Forest Management Unit in Kalkaska County.

Volunteers will meet on Sunset Trail Road SE, off Hwy 72 between Kalkaska and Grayling. Volunteers will meet at the pull-off east off Sunset Trail SE, about 2.5 miles south of the Hwy 72 intersection. This area is part of the Traverse City Forest Management Unit and is land that is open to the public for hunting and recreation.

Volunteers will assist with building brush piles for game habitat, maintaining and improving wildlife openings, and softening forest/opening edge within a forested landscape to improve habitat for wildlife, particularly game species.

To attend this event, please register here or at the link above. 

Read more about this event and our partnership with Land Ethics LLC here.