Pigeon River Country State Forest

Pigeon River Country State Forest

Author: The Ruffed Grouse Society
Published: November 5, 2021

A look into the conservation efforts at the Pigeon River Country State Forest. See what is happening there to help preserve and protect the wildlife that flourishes amongst its grounds.

““Conservation is NOT canceled” has been the overriding mantra of RGS & AWS, our chapters and membership during the past year. While the pandemic’s impacts caused fundraising and other chapter events to be postponed, our work on young successional forest management and wildlife habitat creation continued in 2020. Through everything, RGS & AWS members and staff forged ahead, ensuring that conservation remained a priority. One such project occurred in the northern region of Michigan’s lower peninsula; an area best known as the Pigeon River Country.

The Pigeon River Country State Forest is the largest tract of non-developed land in Michigan’s lower peninsula. Spanning three counties – Cheboygan, Otsego and Montmorency, its landscape encompasses more than 107,000 acres. The forest was founded by the State of Michigan in 1919, with 6,468 acres procured by tax revision.”

Read more at RuffedGrouseSociety.com.

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