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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Looking to attract deer, songbirds, pheasants, and butterflies onto your property, while improving air, water, and soil quality? Come to a free workshop near you to learn about programs and tools available to help you create quality wildlife habitat on your property! OR Have you already enrolled in the State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE)…

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On Saturday, February 23 the Northern Jack Pine QDMA Branch in partnership with the Ogema Hills QDM Cooperative held a food plot and habitat day for Northeast hunters. The event was held at Ogema Hills High School and there were a whopping 75 people in attendance! This event held a dual purpose. Inform the hunting…

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