Posts Tagged ‘publiclands’

On the Ground: More Upcoming Events- 2018

This weekend, OTG volunteers are kicking off a busy Spring season at the Tuttle Marsh Wildlife Area to build brush piles for rabbitat. The event will also include clay shooting and a rabbit hunt in the afternoon to enjoy the public lands volunteers are giving back to by improving wildlife habitat. Next weekend, OTG volunteers will…

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On the Ground: Chainsaw Safety Course

For the fourth year, MUCC is hosting a Chainsaw Safety Training course provided to members, volunteers with OTG, and the general public. In previous years, Chuck Oslund of Bay College has taught his safety system to groups of 15-35 participants with us. This year, I’ve brought in Bill Dawson, Denise Dawson, and Bill Rushford from…

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On the Ground: Spring 2018 Events

Among several On the Ground (OTG) wildlife habitat improvement events, OTG will be assisting with a few other events in the upcoming weeks. These events include a Hunter Safety Education Field Day with Learn To Hunt (LTH), a Youth Rabbit Hunt in the Crane Pond State Game Area, and a Chainsaw Safety Course hosted with…

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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: Habitat Highlight

This Saturday, a group of volunteers will be improving wildlife habitat in the Allegan State Game Area. Various types of wildlife habitat improvement projects have been hosted in the Allegan SGA through MUCC’s On the Ground program over the past five years. Ongoing projects include building brush piles for rabbitat, aspen regeneration, tree plantings for…

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