DNR awards $100,000 to improve deer habitats

MARQUETTE COUNTY–  Deer habitats across the Upper Peninsula are set to be improved, thanks to grants totaling $100,000 from the DNR.

About a dozen projects across the UP were awarded grants, to improve the overall quality of winter dwelling grounds for white–tailed deer on private land, along with helping other animals along the way.

“So it not only improves habitat for white-tailed deer, but other species; some of those game species like grouse. Also migratory songbirds, there’s all types of species that these habitat improvement grants can assist as well as white-tailed deer,” says John Pepin, communications officer for the DNR.

This is the 11th straight year the DNR has awarded grants of this kind.

The projects ensure a more stable environment in more places across the UP, especially during harsh winters like the one we just had.

More information on the projects can be found on this link. 2019 DHIPI Grant Award Recipients and Projects