More than a dozen conservation organizations, units of government, landowners and nonprofit groups have been awarded a total of $1,037,600 in DNR Wildlife Habitat Grants for projects to be completed by Sept. 30, 2020. These grant dollars will support projects to enhance large wetland complexes, winter deer complexes, mast-producing food sources, forest openings, oak savannas and small-game habitat.
The successful applicants, the counties in which their habitat projects will take place, and the amounts awarded are:
Huron Pines (Cheboygan, Montmorency, Otsego), $111,200
National Wild Turkey Federation (Alcona, Crawford, Manistee, Oscoda, Ottawa), $231,200
The Wildlife Habitat Grant Program began in October 2013 and is funded with a portion of the revenue from hunting and fishing licenses sold each year. The program is cooperatively administered by the DNR’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.
Learn more about the Wildlife Habitat Grant Program at michigan.gov/wildlife or michigan.gov/dnr-grants or contact Clay Buchanan at 517-614-0918 or Chip Kosloski at 517-284-5965.