Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership

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Creating Wildlife Habitat

The Michigan Deer Habitat Improvement grant program fosters productive relationships between DNR, sportsmen’s organizations, concerned citizens, and other partners. The program aims to produce deer habitat improvement benefits and educate the public about the work’s importance and its scientific principles. This initiative is targeted for implementation in the Upper Peninsula and MCCD has been awarded this grant for several years. At our DHIP sites, we remove invasive species, add native plants, and work to improve soil quality.

Deer Habitat Improvement Sites

2021 Public Site

Landowner: JM Longyear, LLC
Publicly accessible Commercial Forest Land
Ishpeming Township, Section 2, T50N R27W
Coordinates: 46°45’16.10″N, 87°38’56.68″W

2021 Public Site

Landowner: Lyme Timber, Inc
Publicly accessible Commercial Forest Land
Skandia Township, Section 15 & 16 T45N R23W
Coordinates: 48°18’12.55″N, 87°10’51.71″W

2022 Private Site

Private Landowner

Chocolay Township, Section 29, T47N R23W

2022 Public Site

Publicly accessible Commercial Forest Land
Republic Township, Section 13 & 14 T45N R30W
Coordinates: 46°17’38.40″N, 88°00’54.02″W

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Forestry & Wildlife Management Assistance

The Forest and Wildlife Management Assistance Program of Marquette and Alger Counties promotes stewardship of forest resources on private lands. This free program offers landowners assistance with managing wildlife habitat, timber production, tree planting, recreation, and forest health, as well as urban forestry and backyard wildlife. We provide on site consultation, basic written information, and referrals to other service providers free of charge. Management suggestions are based on sound resource science and the landowner’s goals.

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On-Farm Produce Safety

Produce Safety Technicians offer FREE & CONFIDENTIAL education and assistance to fresh produce growers regarding their on-farm food safety practices. Safe food practices minimizes the risk of foodborne illnesses, and helps keep the people who eat fresh produce safe.

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Lake To Lake CISMA

Free invasive species management The Lake to Lake Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (L2L CISMA) is a multi-agency and multi-community group created in 2008 to

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Pollinator Information

The Marquette County Conservation District recognizes the essential role that pollinators have in our society. Pollinators are responsible for 1/3 of the food we eat, and the best way to support pollinators is by creating habitat for them! Each year MCCD makes it a priority to take on several native gardening projects in order to increase pollinator habitat in Marquette County.

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Agripalooza!

Each September, Marquette and Alger Conservation Districts host an educational field day at the Michigan State University Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center in Chatham, MI.

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Natural Resources Conservation Service Partnership

The Soil Conservation Service was established in 1935 in response to the Dust Bowl. In 1937, the first county Conservation District was formed to link federal agency resources with the local farmers. Since then, nearly 3000 Conservation Districts have been organized. This partnership between NRCS and the Conservation Districts is one that was carefully designed. This unique and productive relationship continues to be a model for providing Federal resources at the local level.

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