Adopt-a-Game-Area Program

Grasslands are vitally important!

A sparrow on a wireGrasslands provide great benefits to wildlife and to people as well. In addition to providing habitat and food resources for wildlife, grasslands help to improve water and air quality – important for all of us in Michigan and throughout the world!  They are also simply stunning to view in mid-to-late summer when the prairie wildflowers are in full bloom. In addition, grasslands pollinators like bees, and monarch butterflies help to pollinate our crops, keeping the United States fed! Without grasslands, we’d be in real trouble. Throughout Michigan, grasslands are disappearing to agriculture and development and are now one of the rarest habitat types in the world!

 Adopt-a-Game-Area Program

ring-necked pheasantGrassland wildlife needs your help to thrive! The Adopt-a-Game-Area program allows you to sponsor habitat projects on state lands that you use and enjoy. Your support of this program will provide valuable nesting habitat, brood-rearing habitat, foraging habitat, and winter habitat for a wide range of wildlife including deer, turkeys, pheasants, ducks, cottontail rabbits, songbirds, and pollinators.

You can become a sponsor today! Earn Gold (over $25,000), Silver (over $5,000) or Bronze (over $500) sponsorship levels with your donation.

Sponsors will receive their names and/or logos on the following as recognition for their donations:

  • On the kiosk sign at the Game, Wildlife, or Recreation area that you sponsored
  • On this website
  • On the Michigan Pheasants Forever website and on the Michigan Pheasants Forever Facebook page
  • In the Pheasants Forever Magazine “Michigan Highlights” section
  • In an annual press release
  • In publicity material developed for your organization’s use

For more information on the Adopt-A-Game Area Program, including instructions for making your tax-deductible donation to Michigan's State Game Areas, visit http://www.michiganpheasantsforever.org/aagap/ or contact Ben Beaman at bbeaman@pheasantsforever.org.

Public Lands you can support:

2019 Funding Results

In 2019, the Adopt-A-Game Area Program brought in $389,515 for grassland restoration and improvement projects at Southern Michigan State Game Areas. The following shows total funds raised by property, as well as 2019 Gold ($25,000+), Silver ($5,000 - $24,999), and Bronze ($500 - $4,999) Adopt-A-Game Area Program Sponsors:

  • Allegan State Game Area - $15,150
    • Silver
      • DNR Wildlife Habitat Grant Program
    • Bronze
      • Allegan County Pheasants Forever
      • Grand Valley Pheasants Forever
  • Coldwater Lake State Park - $22,395
    • Silver
      • Branch County Pheasants Forever
      • Consumers Energy Foundation
    • Bronze
      • ITC Holdings Corporation
  • Cornish State Game Area - $23,000
    • Silver
      • DNR Wildlife Habitat Grant Program
    • Bronze
      • Anonymous 
  • Dr. Gordon Guyer State Wildlife Area - $18,560
    • Silver
      • DNR Wildlife Habitat Grant Program
  • Gratiot-Saginaw State Game Area - $10,100
    • Silver
      • DNR Wildlife Habitat Grant Program
    • Bronze
      • Gratiot County Pheasants Forever
  • Maple River State Game Area - $24,150
    • Silver
      • Consumers Energy Foundation
    • Bronze
      • ITC Holdings Corporation
  • Nayanquing Point State Wildlife Area - $44,000
    • Gold
      • Consumers Energy Foundation
    • Silver
      • Bay Area Community Foundation
    • Bronze
      • Northern Bay County Fund
  • Petersburg State Game Area - $18,310
    • Silver
      • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
    • Bronze
      • ITC Holdings Corporation
      • Monroe County Pheasants Forever
  • Pinconning Township State Game Area - $8,000
    • Silver
      • Bay Area Community Foundation
    • Bronze
      • Northern Bay County Fund
  • Port Huron State Game Area - $24,966
    • Silver
      • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
      • St. Clair County Pheasants Forever
    • Bronze
      • Safari Club International - Flint Regional Chapter
  • Rose Lake State Wildlife Area - $5,845
    • Bronze
      • Ingham County Pheasants Forever
      • Michigan Pheasants Forever State Council
  • Sharonville State Game Area - $77,444
    • Gold
      • DNR Wildlife Habitat Grant Program
    • Silver
      • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
    • Bronze
      • Washtenaw County Pheasants Forever
  • Shiawassee River State Game Area - $19,150
    • Silver
      • DNR Wildlife Habitat Grant Program
    • Bronze
      • Saginaw County Pheasants Forever
  • St. Clair Flats State Wildlife Area - $8,650
    • Silver
      • DTE Energy Foundation
    • Bronze
      • Enbridge Inc.
  • St. John's Marsh State Game Area - $29,512
    • Silver
      • Consumers Energy Foundation
      • DTE Energy Foundation
      • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
      • St. Clair County Pheasants Forever
    • Bronze
      • Enbridge Inc.
  • Verona State Game Area - $40,283
    • Silver
      • Consumers Energy Foundation
      • DNR Wildlife Habitat Grant Program
    • Bronze
      • ITC Holdings Corporation
      • Macomb County Pheasants Forever