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. That type of commitment wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for our project partners, the Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division and you, our volunteers.
OTG has been working with PRC Unit Manager Scott Whitcomb and Huron Pines AmeriCorps member Samantha Peterson to organize and create this project. Together, we have mapped out a project site of 19 acres within the PRC. The Rockey Mountain Elk Foundation has also been involved with the OTG project and shows support in enhancing elk habitat within the PRC. The goal of the project is to complete an oak-tree-release, to cut targeted trees in order for oak saplings on the forest floor to reach maturity and produce acorns. This project will benefit various wildlife species within the PRC. Mature oaks offer shelter for smaller animals and many bird species. The acorns that they produce are a valuable food source for many animals. These species include but are not limited to; whitetail deer, turkeys, grouse, elk, songbirds and many more.
Come out and join your community in enhancing wildlife habitat in the Pigeon River Country State Forest, REGISTER HERE
Link to the flyer HERE
Date: Saturday, August 17
Time: 8:30 A.M. to 2 P.M.
Location: Please use Pickerel Lake State Forest Campground as your destination. Upon arrival, via E. Sturgeon Valley Rd, we will have you pull into a driveway and park there (we will have signs directing you). Here are the exact coordinates for the parking lot (45.155874, -84.505648).
– Free lunch & t-shirts