October 5, 2017
The Michigan Department of Natural Resource’s 2017 Wildlife Habitat Grants include $998,000 awarded to various conservation organizations, units of government, landowners and nonprofit organizations for projects to be completed by Sept. 30, 2019.
The funded projects include enhancements of large wetland complexes, winter deer complexes, mast-producing food sources, forest openings, oak savanna and small-game habitat.
The funded projects include:
• Allegan Conservation District, $85,600
• Barry Conservation District, $143,900
• Chippewa Nature Center (Midland), $33,800
• Clinton Conservation District , $56,100
• Ducks Unlimited (Saginaw), $250,000
• Fish Point Wildlife Association (Tuscola), $116,500
• Gratiot Conservation District, $49,300
• Iosco Conservation District (Iosco), $15,300
• Land Ethics (Iosco), $69,300
• Muskegon Conservation District, $61,600
• Ruffed Grouse Society (Lake, Mason, Newaygo, Oceana), $101,600
• U.P. Whitetails Association (Delta), $15,000
The Wildlife Habitat Grant Program, which started in 2013, is funded with a portion of the revenue from hunting and fishing licenses sold each year. DNR administers the grant program through a cooperative effort between the department’s Wildlife Division and Grants Management Section.
The grant program’s main objective is to enhance and improve the quality and quantity of game species habitat in support of a specific goal from the DNR Wildlife Division’s strategic plan.
Source: Michigan DNR
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