Monday, November 26, 2012

2012 Habitat Summary

We are pleased to report another successful year for wildlife habitat improvement projects by local members.

This year, we had 56 habitat cooperators.   Seed was distributed to plant 205 acres of food plots.  60 acres of nesting habitat (pasture mix) was also distributed. Collectively, over $9,000 in seed cost alone was spent this year to improve habitat in St. Clair County.

This year, St. Clair County Pheasants Forever paid for 80% of the seed cost with the individual habitat cooperator covering 20% of the cost.  For past few years, fertilizer costs have been covered by the cooperator. 

In an effort to support the Michigan Pheasant Restoration Initiative and create some large blocks of grassland pheasant nesting habitat,  St. Clair Co. Pheasants Forever Board of Directors voted to invest $1500 in the habitat improvement project in the Verona State Game Area in Huron County.  The Vernoa area is one the target areas strategically chosen by the State to beginning the Pheasant Restoration Project.