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Michigan offers $1M in grants for wildlife habitat projects

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering grants to local and tribal governments, nonprofit groups and others interested in improving dwelling places for wildlife.

About $1 million is available this year under the Wildlife Habitat Grant Program. Each grant will be worth at least $15,000. The recipient must match 10% of the state funding.

The program was started in 2013 and is funded through sales of Michigan hunting and fishing licenses.

Projects funded in the past include converting farmland into pheasant and small game habitat; conducting prescribed burns for restoring native grasslands; and cutting and planting oak trees to restore forest.

Initiatives that enhance habitat for game species are given priority.

The application deadline is July 26.

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