Posted July 12, 2016 3:14 pm by Comments

By Duncan Johnson

A Deer PLAN grant funds immediate habitat work on private land within the program focus area in the northeastern Lower Peninsula.
A Deer PLAN grant funds immediate habitat work on private land within the program focus area in the northeastern Lower Peninsula.
Michigan DNR
Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Michigan-(Ammoland.com)- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced that the application period is now open for the Deer Private Land Assistance Network (Deer PLAN) grant program.

A total of $50,000 is available, through a competitive grant process, to support private-land deer habitat improvement projects in the northern Lower Peninsula. The focus area for 2017 will include Alcona, Alpena, Crawford, Montmorency, Oscoda and Presque Isle counties.

“The focus area concentrates habitat projects in a region to provide greater benefits to deer hunters in areas where habitat issues have been identified,” said DNR Deer Program biologist Ashley Autenrieth.

Deer PLAN funding results in immediate, on-the-ground efforts to improve deer habitat. Funds will be given across these six counties based on a competitive grant application scoring process.

For 2017, two new criteria will be added for additional points toward final score:

Form or join a cooperative, or create partnerships with neighbors. This includes having at least two properties with at least 150 acres combined in the application.

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