On March 3rd, 2012 the Gratiot Conservation District, Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Pheasants Forever cooperating partners held a Wildlife Habitat Field Day at the Maple River State Game Area. There was a short presentation to start the day, followed by habitat management activities. The goal for the day was to remove unwanted brush and trees and create brush piles in target areas that will benefit small game species and songbirds. Under the direction of Wildlife Biologist Jeff Kalin and the assistance of public volunteers, we made a large impact in a short period of time. Breckenridge Boy Scout Troop 600 came out ready to work and were a big help. If you would like more information about our field day or how you can get more involved in the Michigan Pheasant Restoration Initiative, please call Private Lands Biologist Jeff Kalin at the Gratiot Conservation District at 989-875-3050 or on his cell phone at 989-292-2075.
Check out our article about the Michigan Pheasant Restoration Initiative