Action Alert: Michigan Deer PLAN Grant Application Open

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently announced that its Deer Private Land Assistance Network (PLAN) grant program is now open. This cooperative grant program is designed to fund deer habitat improvement projects on private land in the northern Lower Peninsula. Landowners with property in Alcona, Alpena, Crawford, Montmorency, Oscoda and Presque Isle counties …

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A New Hope for the American Chestnut

Forest researchers in New York may have found a way to restore the once-dominant American chestnut that doesn’t involve non-native chestnut genes. You can help. Apple. Persimmon. Jujube. Pawpaw. Pear. Sawtooth oak. In the never-ending pursuit of the ultimate hunting property, mast production is common to the conversation. Spend just a little time around die-hard …

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Start Your War on Invasive Plants by Winning Small Battles

As wildlife managers, we must control pesky invasive plant species to improve habitat and promote native vegetation that serves as both cover and nutritious forage for deer and other wildlife species we wish to promote. Unfortunately, this often means spending a lot of time treating invasives and spending money on control equipment and herbicides. But …

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