• The primary goal of the Private Lands Program (PLP) is to provide private landowners with the resources to create and manage habitat to benefit a variety of wildlife. The PLP provides technical and financial assistance to eligible landowners for habitat improvements that address wildlife needs.

    Deer habitat grants are available for private landowners in the Upper Peninsula and Northern Lower Peninsula at Michigan.gov/DNR-Grants. Landowners in the Southeastern Lower Peninsula interested in developing pheasant habitat on their land can contact the Michigan Pheasant Restoration Initiative biologists. Landowners in the Southwestern Lower Peninsula can find additional landowner assistance information below. 

    Thumbnail image for a video about forest habitat for wildlife.   Map showing Wildlife Division Regions of Upper Peninsula, Northern Lower, Southeast and Southwest