DNR announces $100,000 now available in U.P. Deer Habitat Improvement grants

MARQUETTE—The Michigan DNR has announced a March 1 deadline to apply for a total of $100,000 in deer habitat improvement grant funding in the Upper Peninsula.
    The Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership Initiative is a competitive grant program designed to enhance deer habitat on non-state lands in the Upper Peninsula.
    “To date, over $530,000 in grant funds have been spent across the U.P. on 70 projects,” said Bill Scullon, DNR field operations manager and administrator for the grant initiative. “These projects have involved hundreds of private landowners, positively impacting thousands of acres of habitat.”
    Groups eligible for these grants include organizations with a formal mission to promote wildlife conservation and/or hunting, such as sportsmen’s clubs, conservation districts, land conservancies, industrial landowners with more than 10,000 acres, or private land affiliations where two or more unrelated persons jointly own 400 or more acres.

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