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Habitat & Grants

References:

Deer Winter Range Information

UP habitat workgroup information, and online maps:
http://bit.ly/uphabitatworkgroup

Michigan State Forest Deer Winter Range Guidelines:
https://www.michigan.gov/documents/dnr/DeerWinterRangeGuidelines_469021_7.pdf

Forestry Links

List of Conservation District Foresters by County:
http://michigan.gov/MIFAP

Summary of forestry programs for landowners in Michigan:
http://michigan.gov/documents/dnr/GeneralForestryInfo_474276_7.pdf

Forest Stewardship Program — provides management plan assistance:
http://michigan.gov/foreststewardship

Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) — provides management plan assistance:
http://nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/mi/technical/landuse/forestry

Grant Programs

These programs are competitive and may help fund some of the recommendations identified in this document beyond timber harvest, including conifer tree planting and opening maintenance.

Wildlife Habitat Grant Program – The Wildlife Habitat Grant Program (WHGP) purpose is to provide funding to local, federal, state and tribal units of government, profit or non-profit groups, or individuals to assist the Wildlife Division with developing or improving wildlife habitats for game species.
[ http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-58225_67395-324696--,00.html ]

Upper Peninsula Deer Habitat Improvement Grant – The Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership Initiative is a grant program designed to foster productive relationships between the DNR, sportsmen's organizations, concerned citizens and other partners that produce tangible deer habitat improvement benefits and educate the public about the importance of the work, as well as the scientific principles involved in it.
[ http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-58225_67395-271849--,00.html ]

NRCS Environmental Incentives Program (EQIP) – Provides financial and technical assistance to landowners through contracts that provide financial assistance to help plan and implement conservation practices that address natural resource concerns, and for opportunities to improve soil, water, plant, animal, air, and related resources on agricultural land and non-industrial private forestland.
[ http://nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/financial/help ]

Tree Sales

Most county conservation districts have spring tree sales including white pine, white spruce, hemlock, and balsam fir.

List of local districts: http://macd.org/local-districts.html

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