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- 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: 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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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 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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