The following article appeared in the Michigan Department of Natural Resources' Wild Times Newsletter: Summer 2022 issue regarding the Port Huron State Game Area.
A recently completed project at the Port Huron State Game Area improved habitat for the American woodcock. Woodcock, a ground-nesting bird species, need open areas to breed, nest and rest in. With support from Wildlife Habitat Grant funds and the Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society, 14 acres of brush and woody species were cut to create open ground for the birds. Food- and shelter-producing trees like apple, crabapple, white pine and oak trees were left to provide for wildlife.
Come see the area for yourself!
Join us at the Port Huron State Game Area on Saturday, Sept. 24, for a day of outdoor fun! The local DNR staff will be guiding area tours and activities for nature lovers and anyone else interested in spending time outside exploring their public lands. The event will start at 9 a.m., with various tours and activities scheduled throughout the day. Guests can plan to park at the Port Huron State Game Area Field Office at 6181 Lapeer Road in Kimball. For more information and event updates, email DNR wildlife biologist Kaitlyn Barnes at BarnesK10@Michigan.gov.