Deer Private Land Assistance Network grant application period open; apply by July 18

Contact: Emily Sewell, 231-340-1821
Agency: Natural Resources

June 24, 2021

A group of white-tailed deer in a grass field in MichiganThe application period for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Deer Private Land Assistance Network grant program is now open.


This cooperative grant program, known as Deer PLAN, is designed to fund deer habitat improvement projects on private land in the northern Lower Peninsula. The awarded funds will be used for tangible, on-the-ground efforts that improve deer habitat and provide quality deer hunting locations.

Landowners with property in Alcona, Alpena, Crawford, Montmorency, Oscoda and Presque Isle counties are eligible to apply for the Deer PLAN program. Applications for habitat improvement in other counties will not be considered.

Project applications must be received by July 18, and successful applicants will be notified by Aug. 31.

To learn more about the Northern Lower Peninsula Deer PLAN grant program, visit Michigan.gov/DNRGrants.

For more information, contact Emily Sewell at 231-340-1821.


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Deer: The application period is now open for a cooperative grant program known as Deer PLAN, designed to fund deer habitat improvement projects on private land in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula.