PART IX: Resource Directory


Private Conservation Organizations

Ducks Unlimited, Inc. 
Great Lakes/Atlantic Region 
331 Metty Dr. #4
Ann Arbor, MI 48130
Telephone: 734-623-2000
Fax: 734-623-2035

Ducks Unlimited, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving wetland habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife. The mission of Ducks Unlimited is to support the habitat needs of North America's waterfowl and other wildlife by protecting, enhancing, restoring, and managing important wetlands and associated uplands.

Michigan Association of Conservation Districts
101 S. Main, P.O. Box 539
Lake City, MI 49651-0539
Telephone: 616-839-6161
Fax: 616-639-3361

The Michigan Association of Conservation Districts has a conservation office serving each of Michigan’s 83 counties. For wildlife habitat management assistance on your property, including tree and shrub planting, native plant recommendations, wetland restoration, or other assistance, call the MACD main office at (616) 839-6161. We can put you in contact with the local office and contact person for your area.

Michigan Audubon Society 
6011 W. St. Joseph Hwy. 
Lansing, MI 48917
Telephone: 517-886-9144
Fax: 517-886-9466

Michigan Audubon Society is a nonprofit organization that promotes the awareness, understanding, enjoyment, and stewardship of the environment and natural resources of the upper Great Lakes region by educating the public, supporting ecological research, maintaining sanctuaries, and by taking part in appropriate advocacy to protect the environment, with an emphasis on birds and their habitats.

Michigan Duck Hunter's Association 
7220 Green Valley Drive 
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Telephone: 810-694-2751
Fax: 810-694-0198

Michigan Duck Hunter's Association works for the protection and restoration of wetlands, with an emphasis on waterfowl habitat.

Michigan State University Extension Office
48 Agricutural Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
Telephone: 517-355-2308

Located in each Michigan county, these offices are listed in your local telephone book under County government as MSU Extension Office or Cooperative Extension Office. The offices provide helpful information and assistance to landowners on fish, wildlife, soil, habitat and many other related issues.

Michigan Sharptailed Grouse Association
11237 Geddes Road
Freeland, MI 48623
Telephone: 517-781-0809

The gradual disappearance of grass and brush land ecosystems threatens not only Michigan's sharptails, but also many other bird, plant, and animal species. The loss of these unique environments reduces ecological diversity and diminishes the range of outdoor experiences for Michigan citizens. The Michigan Sharptailed Grouse Association was formed to protect and restore these precious resources for present and future generations.

Michigan Trappers Association
440 Pritchardville
Hastings, MI 49058
Telephone: 616-945-9218

The purpose of Michigan Trappers Association Inc., is to promote sound conservation legislation and administrative procedures; to save and faithfully defend from waste the natural resources of Michigan; to promote sound environmental education programs; and to promote a continued annual fur harvest using the best tools presently available for that purpose. 

Michigan United Conservation Clubs 
2101 Wood Street
P.O. Box 3023 Lansing, MI 48909
Telephone: 517-371-1041

Michigan United Conservation Clubs is a statewide organization dedicated to furthering and advancing the cause of the environment and conservation in all phases and to promoting programs designed to educate citizens in natural resource conservation and environmental protection and enhancement.

Michigan Wildlife Habitat Foundation 
6425 S. Pennsylvania, Suite 9 
Lansing, MI 48911-5975 
Telephone: 517-882-3110 
Fax: 517-882-3687

Michigan has suffered enormous changes since settlement- loss of wetlands, water pollution and the degradation of productive wildlife habitats. We in the Foundation resolve to bequeath future generations a world full of natural experiences. To do so will require the reversal of many detrimental changes and the restoration of degraded fish and wildlife habitats. We will endeavor to complete worthwhile habitat improvement projects in a cost-effective manner. We will utilize volunteers in unique ways and form innovative partnerships to work for wildlife. 

Through the Michigan Wildlife Habitat Foundation citizens have the opportunity to restore degraded habitats and provide living space for the wild creatures that enrich our lives. The Foundation specializes in helping private landowners to realize their wildlife management objectives.

National Wildlife Federation
Great Lakes Natural Resource Center
506 East Liberty, 2nd Floor
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2210
Telephone: 734-769-3351

The Great Lakes Natural Resource Center unites people throughout the eight-state Great Lakes region, the U.S. and Canada to protect the world’s greatest freshwater seas, the surrounding ecosystem, and the benefits they provide to people and wildlife.

National Wild Turkey Federation
770 Augusta Road 
Edgefield, SC 29824 
Telephone: 803-637-3106 
Fax: 803-637-0034 
The National Wild Turkey Federation is dedicated to the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of the turkey hunting tradition.

The Nature Conservancy of Michigan
2840 East Grand River Ave., Suite 5 
East Lansing, MI 48823 Telephone: 517-332-1741 
Fax: 517-332-8382
The mission of The Nature Conservancy, is to preserve plants, animals, and the natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.

Pheasants Forever, Inc.
1783 Buerkle Circle
St. Paul, MN 55110 
Telephone: 651-773-2000 
Fax: 612-773-5500 
The purpose of Pheasants Forever is to protect and enhance pheasant and other wildlife populations throughout North America through public awareness and education, habitat restoration, development and maintenance, and improvements in land and water management policies. 

Quail Unlimited National Headquarters
P.O. Box 610
Edgefield, SC 29824-0610
Telephone: 803-637-5731

Quail Unlimited is dedicated to the preservation and reestabishment of crucial upland game bird habitat vitally needed to sustain healthy populations of quail and other upland game bird species. These goals are achieved through comprehensive habitat management, research and public education programs conducted both by the national organization and its nationwide network of local chapters.

Ruffed Grouse Society
451 McCormick Road 
Coraopolis, PA 15108 
Telephone: 412-262-4044 
Fax: 412-262-9207
The Ruffed Grouse Society is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to improving the environment for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other forest wildlife through maintenance, improvement and expansion of woodland habitat.

Whitetails Unlimited, Inc.
1715 Rhode Island Street 
P.O. Box 720
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 
Telephone: 920-743-6777
Fax: 920-743-4658

Whitetails Unlimited, Inc's purpose is to raise funds in support of: (1) educational programs; (2) habitat conservation, and (3) preservation of the hunting tradition for the direct benefit of the white-tailed deer and other wildlife. GOAL 1: A National educational campaign designed to address and instill in the general public, with emphasis on youth, a basic understanding of practical conservation measures. GOAL 2: Promote the acquisition, restoration, and management of wildlife habitat. GOAL 3: Preserve the hunting tradition for future generations.

Local Agencies

County Conservation Districts
Located in most Michigan counties, these local government offices provide advice and assistance to landowners regarding land-use practices. To locate your county Conservation District look in your local phone directory under Government services.

State Agencies

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Land and Water Management Division
116 W. Allegan Street
P.O. Box 30458
Lansing, MI 48909-7958
Telephone: 517-373-1170

Our mission is to drive improvements in environmental quality for the protection of public health and natural resources to benefit current and future generations. This will be accomplished through effective administration of agency programs, providing for the use of innovative strategies, while helping to foster a strong and sustainable economy.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources 
Fisheries Division
Mason Building
P.O. Box 30446
Lansing, MI 48909
Telephone: 517-373-1280

Our mission is to protect and enhance the public trust in populations and habitat of fishes and other forms of aquatic life, and promote optimum use of these resources.

Last Revised: December 31, 1999

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This partnership was formed between both private and public organizations in order to address private lands wildlife issues. Individuals share resources, information, and expertise. This landowner’s guide has been a combined effort between these groups working towards one goal: Natural Resources Education. We hope this manual provides you with the knowledge and the motivation to make positive changes for our environment.