Posts Tagged ‘weareconservation’

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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OTG Convention Project at Backus Creek State Game Area

On Friday, June 21, a group of 19 volunteers composed of MUCC staff, board members, and affiliate club representatives came out to Backus Creek State Game Area (SGA) to enhance wildlife habitat and kick-off MUCC’s 82nd Annual Convention. After meeting at the DNR Customer Service Center in Roscommon, DNR Wildlife Biologist Mark Boersen led the…

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Pollinator Project at Mid Michigan College

Join MUCC, the Michigan DNR, and Pheasants Forever at Mid Michigan College’s Pollinator Project event in Mt. Pleasant! Pollinators play a critical role in sustaining ecosystems and human agricultural production, but their populations are currently experiencing radical declines. One way to combat this downward-trend in pollinators is by restoring their habitat. Mid Michigan College has…

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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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