LEELANAU COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- September 4th is National Wildlife Day and Nate Winkler with Conservation Resource Alliance, CRA, talks about what they do to protect the wildlife in Northern Michigan.
CRA is a non-profit conservation organization that works to enhance and restore fish and wildlife habitat through dam removal, road/stream crossing replacements (culverts and bridges), construction of log jams, bank stabilization, timber harvest prescriptions, hibernaculum construction.
They work with private landowners, Native American Indian tribes, federal and state government agencies, watershed groups, other non-profit conservation outfits, municipalities, and road commissions.
Their work is not only directed toward fish and wildlife that are hunted and fished for but non-game species that benefit from the same or similar habitat types.
CRA is supported through private philanthropy as well as grants from local, state, and federal sources. To learn more click HERE.