On Saturday, January 30 at 10am we will be meeting at the Grayling State Forest for a hinge-cutting event. We will be hinge cutting trees to improve habitat for snowshoe hare. Hinge cutting balsam fir and other brushy pine types will provide the dense cover that the hares need to survive the winter climate and escape from predators. There were signs of use of the hinge-cuts by snowshoe hares within just a couple of weeks after this event last year!
Volunteers with adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including kevlar chaps, ear protection, eye protection, a hardhat, and gloves along with experience may utilize a chainsaw to hinge-cut trees less than 6" in diameter. Habitat hooks will also be used to allow for slow and controlled felling of the trees; this helps to keep the hinge in tact.
Lunch will be provided by MUCC as well as a free T-Shirt and a free digital subscription to Michigan OutofDoors Magazine!
RSVP to volunteer for wildlife!
- January 30, 2016 at 10am – 3pm
- Grayling State Forest
- 7 people are going