Posts Tagged ‘OTG’

On the Ground: Tuttle Marsh Wildlife Area

On Saturday, February 17, 2018, On the Ground will be partnering with Gib King of Land Ethics LLC to host a wildlife habitat improvement project in the Tuttle Marsh Wildlife Area. This project is unique because, in addition to improving wildlife habitat by building brush piles, volunteers will also have the opportunity to shoot clay pigeons…

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On the Ground: Hunting Improved Habitat Areas

One of many benefits of volunteering to improve wildlife habitat with MUCC’s On the Ground program is making connections with new areas to hunt along with new people to hunt them with! Volunteers spend a few hours on a weekend building brush piles, planting trees, clearing timber from a wildlife opening or any other work…

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On the Ground: Winter 2018 Events

Happy New Year to all! For MUCC’s On the Ground program, the start of 2018 is shaping up to be very busy. For you, this means that there will be several opportunities to volunteer for wildlife and improve habitat on public land. Read more to see what events are being planned for January, February, and…

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On the Ground: Habitat Highlight- Ruffed Grouse

Volunteers with MUCC’s On the Ground program have improved thousands of acres of wildlife habitat in State Game Areas and State Forests throughout all regions of Michigan. While many of these wildlife habitat improvement projects focus on whitetail deer, turkey, or cottontail rabbits, a large majority of them also benefit ruffed grouse. Some OTG projects…

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On the Ground: Habitat Highlight- Snowshoe Hare

Volunteers have improved over 150 acres of snowshoe hare habitat in various locations throughout the Grayling State Forest with MUCC’s On the Ground program over the last three years. In January 2018, OTG will host the fourth snowshoe hare habitat improvement project in collaboration with the areas DNR Wildlife Biologist, Brian Piccolo and DNR Wildlife…

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On the Ground: 6th Season Starts Off at Allegan State Game Area

  Last weekend, a group of 19 volunteers started On the Ground’s sixth season with a very productive day improving wildlife habitat in the Allegan State Game Area’s Fennville Farm Unit. The day was spent cutting mature aspen trees in selected areas to promote regeneration of new aspen saplings along with other forbes and vegetation by…

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On The Ground Starts its 6th Season at Allegan SGA

MUCC’s Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program, known as On The Ground (OTG), is at the start of its 6th year of wildlife habitat improvement projects in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division.  Coming up on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017, volunteers will be continuing and Aspen regeneration project in the Allegan State Game Areas…

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OTG JR Completes 3 More Events Fall 2017

These past two weeks have been very productive for MUCC’s On the Ground Jr program. After completing three trial events in the spring, OTG JR has just completed three more events this fall. Last week on Monday, October 23rd, over 60 students from the Grand Traverse Academy planted crabapple trees in the Traverse City State…

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OTG Jr Set to Complete Several Events This Month

It’s mid-October here in Michigan and several hunting seasons are in progress. Whether you hunt small game, deer, waterfowl, or upland birds, there are endless opportunities to get out on public lands that Michigan has to offer. MUCC’s On the Ground Jr program will be busy introducing several student groups to wildlife habitat conservation and…

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On the Ground 2017 Wildlife Habitat Program Season Recap

Another successful year of wildlife habitat improvement projects completed by volunteers and partnerships with MUCC’s On the Ground program has gone by. A total of 25 wildlife habitat improvement projects were completed, including 3 OTG Jr events, engaging 452 volunteers and students and investing 121 project hours (54,692 volunteer hours) into habitat work on public…

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