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$998K goes to wildlife habitat projects$998K goes to wildlife habitat projects

The Wildlife Habitat Grant Program is funded with a portion of the revenue from hunting and fishing licenses sold yearly.

October 5, 2017

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DUCK HABITAT: A dozen wildlife habitat projects are being funded through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. One of the grants is to Ducks Unlimited in Saginaw County for $250,000.

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.

To learn more about the Wildlife Habitat Grant Program, visit mi.gov/wildlife or mi.gov/dnr-grants.

Source: Michigan DNR

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