Northern Lower Peninsula (includes contact info)The Landowner Incentive Program in the northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan concentrates on creating or maintaining jack pine barrens habitat and jack pine forest ecosystems.
Potential projects include:
- Prescribed burns and/or native grass plantings to restore barrens or grasslands.
- Jack pine planting to improve habitat for endangered species.
- Invasive species management (i.e. removal, herbicide application, etc.)
Ineligible projects include:
- Food plot construction.
- Wetland restorations.
- Planting non-native species
Northern Lower Peninsula LIP biologists can provide advice on most projects that are at least 20 acres. Preference will be given to properties that fall within priority areas (see list below). Projects outside the priority areas that provide a direct benefit to a LIP target species within the focus habitats or are greater than 40 acres may be eligible for assistance.
Applying for assistance is easy. Simply complete and submit a Wildlife Habitat Management Assistance Request form. Questions? Contact Brian Piccolo, LIP Biologist, at 989-275-5151 ext. 2030 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Priority Township Areas