Posts Tagged ‘wildlifecooperatives’

Cooperative Coordinates CWD Drop Box

By: Morgan Jennings Wildlife cooperatives have placed community engagement high on their priority list. Disease testing, education and awareness has been dominating much of the conversation in Michigan for the last few years. Hunter participation in reaching DNR set testing goals (by county) plays a significant role in understanding the transmission rate of CWD. Many…

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Happy…Banquet Season!

It is the season of giving and celebrating in many ways. Michigan’s hunting seasons are in full swing, holidays are approaching, families are gathering and harvest has begun. For many people, this is the time of year they look forward to. It is also the time of year that non-profit organizations hold their annual fundraising…

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In the Field: Catching up with MWC

The last couple of weeks have been filled with events and outreach for the Michigan Wildlife Cooperatives Program (MWC). I have covered the state with different partners and had the privilege to talk with hundreds of kids and adults. These busy weeks have proven to me (again) how diverse my role is and how much…

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In the Field: Mineral Ban

If you are a Michigan hunter, you have been affected by Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) either directly or indirectly. CWD has consumed conversation and there’s more to come – but rightfully so. We don’t know everything about the disease or its implications. What we do know is that this neurological disease is always fatal and…

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Wildlife Habitat Field Day

The Michigan Wildlife Cooperatives Program is joining forces with the Genesee Conservation District, Pheasants Forever, US Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA/NRCS, and the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program(MAEAP) for a day in the field. This event is focused on all things wildlife habitat including grasslands, forest management, wetlands, cost-share programs and MAEAP. Partners in conservation…

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In the Field: Cooperative Communication Part 2

There is an art to communication. Even though we interact with others every day, there is a difference between casual conversation and conscious communication. While some parts overlap, the latter requires more formal construction. If you haven’t already checked out Part 1, please do. To summarize, conscious communication is the mindful use of information to…

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MUCC Celebrates Pollinator Week at Partnership Event in Mt. Pleasant

On Tuesday, June 18, Mid Michigan College hosted a pollinator workshop and designated a half-acre plot of campus land as pollinator habitat. In partnership with the Michigan DNR, Pheasants Forever, Huron Pines AmeriCorps and the NRCS, MUCC was proud to take part in the event and celebrate pollinators. The event kicked off at 11:00 A.M.…

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2019 Deer Rendezvous Invitations

It’s time for the Deer Rendezvous – an event for Branch and Deer Cooperative members! For the first time, we are hosting the Deer Rendezvous on a Saturday/Sunday in hopes that people that were unable to attend in the past, because of work, can come. This weekend is unlike all of the rest and we…

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2019 Pheasant Rendezvous

Event location: Clinton Lakes County Park, 4665 N Dewitt Road, St. Johns, Michigan 48879 When: June 1, 2019, 10am – 4pm Each year, members of the Michigan Pheasant Restoration Initiative including Michigan United Conservation Clubs, Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Association of Conservation Districts, Farm Bill Biologists and Pheasants Forever come together to host a…

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March Deer Habitat Workshop

On March 30, the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute hosted a Deer Habitat Workshop. The Institute is located on 742 acres in Hastings, Michigan and is described as a mix between an environmental education center and a biological research station. On a personal note, this was one of the most gorgeous settings and I look forward…

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