Michigan Volunteer Project Schedule

August 3, 2013: Improve Public Land Whitetail Habitat in Hillsdale County
Nearby counties: Hillsdale, Lenawee, Jackson, Calhoun, Branch, Washtenaw

Details: Clear fields of debris in preparation for clover planting for whitetail deer, turkey, cottontail rabbits and other small game in the middle of southern Michigan’s big buck country.

Contact: mucc.org

August 10, 2013: Rabbitat at Crane Pond State Game Area
Nearby counties: Cass, St. Joseph, Berrien, Kalamazoo, Van Buren

Details: Build brush piles to provide cover for rabbits and other small game. In the winter, we’ll return for a youth rabbit hunt to check out the results!

Contact: mucc.org

August 17, 2013: Harsen's Island Hunter Access & Invasive Species Removal
Nearby counties: St. Clair, Macomb, Oakland, Lapeer, Sanilac, Wayne

Details: Clearing phragmites and overgrown cattails from wetland hunter access routes. Phragmites choke out native vegetation and wildlife habitat.

Contact: mucc.org

Sept. 14, 2013: Rifle River Fish Habitat
Nearby counties: Aranac, Ogemaw, Bay, Iosco, Alcona, Gladwin, Saginaw, Midland, Roscommon, Alpena

Details: Creating fish habitat (lunker bunkers) by restoring natural stream dynamics by anchoring large woody debris (trees and branches) into eroding riverbanks. (with Huron Pines)

October 19, 2013: Gaylord Forest Management Unit Crabapple Planting
Nearby counties: Otsego, Montmorency, Crawford, Kalkaska, Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Presque Isle, Grand Traverse, Alpena

Details: Planting crabapple trees generously donated to the DNR by the National Wild Turkey Foundation, providing food for deer, turkeys and other wildlife.