Join MUCC’s On The Ground program and the Robert J. Lytle Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society on Saturday, April 24, as we plant trees to improve wildlife habitat at the Minden City State Game Area. Volunteers are needed to help plant and tube approximately 200 oak trees. These hard mast-producing trees will benefit a…

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National Volunteer Week runs from April 18 through April 24 this year. It is a week designated to acknowledge all of the work accomplished by volunteers and to thank them for their hard work and dedication. Michigan United Conservation Clubs’ (MUCC) On the Ground (OTG) wildlife habitat improvement program would like to thank the more…

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Join the OTG program on Saturday, March 27 in Kalkaska as we improve habitat for small game and other wildlife by building brush piles. Also known as “rabbitat,” the brush piles built during these events will enhance habitat for a variety of species such as rabbit/hare, ruffed grouse, woodcock and squirrels. In addition to sheltering…

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MUCC’s award-winning On the Ground (OTG) wildlife habitat improvement program launches its 2021 spring field season this weekend in Harrison. Volunteers with the OTG program will be improving small game habitat on public land near Harrison by building brush piles. Brush piles are a critical component of quality small game habitat, and volunteers with the…

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Did you know that you can find updates about On the Ground (OTG) volunteer events on our Facebook page? Launched in 2020 to provide volunteers with up-to-date information about upcoming volunteer events, the OTG Facebook page also serves as an event photo-sharing source and provides information about wildlife habitat management across Michigan. If you’re interested…

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OTG is in need of volunteers for two small game habitat projects this March. Join the OTG program on Saturday, March 13 in Clare County and Saturday, March 27 in Kalkaska as we improve habitat for small game and other wildlife by building brush piles. Also known as “rabbitat,” the brush piles built during these…

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With more than 3,100 volunteers and more than 150 wildlife habitat improvement projects completed, the On the Ground (OTG) program has impacted wildlife habitat on public land throughout Michigan. As we look back and review the past eight field seasons, we are compiling data and reports to build a comprehensive picture of the OTG program’s…

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