Posts Tagged ‘cooperatives’

Private Land Privilege

I grew up with the public land experience. Although I haven’t always been a hunter, I’ve spent countless hours hiking through the woods of the Lapeer State Game Area (there were perks to living less than 2 miles from it) and fishing its small, inland lakes. Some of my best childhood memories are nestled at…

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In the Field: Catching up with MWC

The last couple of weeks have been filled with events and outreach for the Michigan Wildlife Cooperatives Program (MWC). I have covered the state with different partners and had the privilege to talk with hundreds of kids and adults. These busy weeks have proven to me (again) how diverse my role is and how much…

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In the Field: Mineral Ban

If you are a Michigan hunter, you have been affected by Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) either directly or indirectly. CWD has consumed conversation and there’s more to come – but rightfully so. We don’t know everything about the disease or its implications. What we do know is that this neurological disease is always fatal and…

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Genesee County Habitat Day

On July 30, Michigan United Conservation Clubs partnered with the Genesee Conservation District (GCD) on a habitat day. GCD put on the event at a local landowner’s property and also included US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) and USDA/NRCS. This event showcased what partnership conservation projects look like and how a landowner would go about…

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Wildlife Habitat Field Day

The Michigan Wildlife Cooperatives Program is joining forces with the Genesee Conservation District, Pheasants Forever, US Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA/NRCS, and the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program(MAEAP) for a day in the field. This event is focused on all things wildlife habitat including grasslands, forest management, wetlands, cost-share programs and MAEAP. Partners in conservation…

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In the Field: Cooperative Communication Part 2

There is an art to communication. Even though we interact with others every day, there is a difference between casual conversation and conscious communication. While some parts overlap, the latter requires more formal construction. If you haven’t already checked out Part 1, please do. To summarize, conscious communication is the mindful use of information to…

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2019 Deer Rendezvous Invitations

It’s time for the Deer Rendezvous – an event for Branch and Deer Cooperative members! For the first time, we are hosting the Deer Rendezvous on a Saturday/Sunday in hopes that people that were unable to attend in the past, because of work, can come. This weekend is unlike all of the rest and we…

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2019 Pheasant Rendezvous Recap

On June 1, 36 people gathered at Clinton Lakes County Park for the most all-inclusive look into grassland habitat projects, programs, professionals and statewide goals that include private landowners that is available. The Pheasant Rendezvous was opened to the public for the first time in its history and was much anticipated by registrants. The only…

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2019 Pheasant Rendezvous

Event location: Clinton Lakes County Park, 4665 N Dewitt Road, St. Johns, Michigan 48879 When: June 1, 2019, 10am – 4pm Each year, members of the Michigan Pheasant Restoration Initiative including Michigan United Conservation Clubs, Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Association of Conservation Districts, Farm Bill Biologists and Pheasants Forever come together to host a…

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March Deer Habitat Workshop

On March 30, the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute hosted a Deer Habitat Workshop. The Institute is located on 742 acres in Hastings, Michigan and is described as a mix between an environmental education center and a biological research station. On a personal note, this was one of the most gorgeous settings and I look forward…

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