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  • OTG: Allegan State Game Area

    On Saturday, December 10th at 10AM we will be meeting in the Allegan State Game Area to improve aspen regeneration. We will be cutting over-mature aspen trees and stacking large brush piles for rabbitat. This project has been completed the past two years and is showing great regrowth of young aspen sprouts in the area. 

    Safety equipment and hand tools will be available for volunteers. There will be two extra chainsaws with full PPE available for volunteers with adequate experience. Lunch, water, and a free T-shirt will be provided by MUCC- Please RSVP to volunteer for wildlife or contact me at stopp@mucc.org with any questions!

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  • MUCC Conservation Policy Meeting

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  • MUCC Chainsaw Safety Training 2017

    *This course is currently full; please contact stopp@mucc.org if you'd like to added to a wait list and be notified of an opening.

    On Saturday, January 7th, MUCC will be hosting Chuck Oslund to teach a Chainsaw Safety Course at our office in Lansing, MI. This course is free and will cover topics on why each saw operator must have a safety system, the elements of a good safety system, mental aspects of safety, safer chainsaw handling techniques, and the state-of-the-art safest way to fall a large diameter tree.

    This year, we will also be offering a hands-on training on Sunday, January 8th. This will include tree-felling demonstrations by experienced sawyers and the option to practice bucking techniques as well as felling cuts on stumps only. This portion will be hosted at a location in the Rose Lake State Game Area- time TBA, more details to come.

    A majority of our on the ground wildlife habitat projects involve sawyer techniques and it is highly recommended that our volunteers  utilize this safety training to keep up with our safety system. The seminar provides a great amount of detailed techniques and is updated each year. Lunch will be provided by MUCC for the lecture-training portion.  

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  • OTG: Gourdneck State Game Area

    On Saturday, January 14th, at 9am in the Gourdneck State Game Area we will be building brush piles for rabbitat. This project is partnered with Boy Scout Troop 253 out of Vicksburg, MI as Tyler Sand's Eagle Scout project. The tree marking and felling will be completed prior to the project date. We will be stacking the sections of tree trunks and branches into large brush piles.

    All tools and safety equipment will be available for volunteers as well as lunch, water, and a free T-shirt provided by MUCC! Please RSVP below to volunteer and receive more details about the event and meeting location. 

     

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  • OTG: Gratiot-Saginaw State Game Area

    On Sunday, February 19th, at 9AM we will be meeting at the Gratiot-Saginaw State Game Area to remove encroaching brush and timber from a wildlife opening. This project will be partnered with the Midland-Dow High School Conservation Club for the 4th year in a row! Last year, the group built 5 large brush piles in the area to improve rabbitat.

    All tools, safety equipment, a free T-shirt, water and lunch will be provided by MUCC. Please RSVP below to volunteer for wildlife or contact me with any questions!

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  • OTG: Fulton State Game Area

    On Saturday, March 4th at 9AM, we will be meeting at the Fulton State Game Area to build brush piles for rabbit habitat. The brush piles will be providing cover for the areas cottontail rabbits and other small game. 

    Safety equipment, hand-tools, full sawyer PPE and two extra chainsaws will be available to volunteers with adequate experience. Lunch will be provided by MUCC as well as a free T-shirt. Please RSVP below to volunteer for rabbitat and receive project details and directions to the project site. 

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  • MUCC Conservation Policy Meeting

    An Agenda and Proposed Resolutions will be forthcoming, check back again soon!

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  • OTG: Barry State Game Area

    On Saturday, March 25th, at 10am we will be meeting at the Barry State Game Area to plant mast-producing trees for wildlife. These mast-producing trees and shrubs will provide food and cover for the areas whitetail deer, turkey, woodcock, and other small game.

    Shovels, hand tools, and gloves will be available for volunteers. Lunch and water will be provided by MUCC as well as a free T-shirt! Please RSVP below to volunteer for wildlife and receive event details and directions; the date may change

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  • Want to learn more about Michigan Forestry in an Urban Environment?

    Of Course You DO!

    Friday - Speakers on Urban Forestry, Lunch, MSU Tollgate Farms Tour

    Saturday - Visit Belle Isle State Park, Lunch, Greening of Detroit & Hantz Farms Urban Forestry Projects Tour, Banquet

    Saturday night – Join MFA at the Tigers vs. Red Sox game!

    Join us in Greater Metro Detroit this August 19th and 20th to learn about urban forests (including yours) & HAVE FUN!

    Yes, there IS forestry in the city, and it is GROWING! 

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