Posts Tagged ‘volunteerforwildlife’

OTG: Looking Ahead

Final call for July OTG events This Saturday, July 20 marks the end of our July OTG events. We will be in the Gladwin State Game Area improving rabbit, ruffed grouse, and small game habitat and in Brethren hosting our annual Manistee River Clean-Up with Steelhead Manifesto. Take your pick between these two great events,…

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Volunteers Needed: OTG at Gladwin SGA

Are you a member of RGS, a ruffed grouse or rabbit hunter, or simply an outdoor enthusiast looking to improve habitat in Michigan? Then the On The Ground project at Gladwin State Game Area (SGA) is the event for you! On Saturday, July 20, MUCC is partnering with the RGS and DNR to improve wildlife…

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Celebrate Michigan Wildlife Conservation Month with OTG

What better way to celebrate Michigan Wildlife Conservation Month than by volunteering with MUCC’s On The Ground program to complete projects that directly benefit wildlife? July offers an abundance of opportunities to volunteer for the benefit of fisheries and wildlife habitat across the Lower Peninsula. Events for this month include river clean-ups and brush-pile building…

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On the Ground: Creating Safer Sawyers

For the fourth consecutive year, MUCC hosted 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, there were 32 participants and instructors included Scott Peterson from SOS…

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On the Ground: Dansville State Game Area

Last weekend, a group of 12 volunteers improved wildlife habitat in the Dansville State Game Area. The project goals were to improve hunter access trails and build brush piles in the area for rabbitat. A total of ten large brush piles were built using the trees cleared from the pathway. The volunteers completed a project…

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On the Ground: Crane Pond SGA Annual Youth Rabbit Hunt 2018

Last weekend, I attended the Crane Pond State Game Area’s Annual Youth Hunt for the fourth year in a row. This year, there were over 30 participants and enough mentors and dogs for the entire group. The group split up into 5 smaller groups to hunt different sections of the state game area. Many of…

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On the Ground: Falconry in Improved Habitat Areas

At the latest On the Ground event in the Gratiot-Saginaw State Game Area, volunteers Christopher Martello and Kelly Haughn helped to build brush piles for rabbitat in the area. They also brought along their juvenile Red-tailed Hawk, Vesper, and Small Munsterlander, Kita, to hunt a few areas where brush piles have been previously built by…

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On the Ground: Gratiot-Saginaw State Game Area

Last weekend, a group of 17 volunteers completed work in a wildlife opening in the Gratiot-Saginaw State Game Area. Groups have been improving wildlife habitat in this site for the past 3 years prior to this event. The objective was to remove any standing timber from the opening and build large brush piles for rabbit…

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On the Ground: Tuttle Marsh Wildlife Area Rabbitat

A group of 25 volunteers spent their Saturday improving wildlife habitat in the Tuttle Marsh Wildlife Area this weekend. This project was partnered with Gib King of Land Ethics LLC who has acquired grant funding from the DNR Wildlife Habitat Grant Program, which also funds On the Ground. King has completed two previous habitat grants and…

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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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