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Application available for $1.8 million Fisheries Habitat Grant

ALPENA, Mich. — Access to a million dollars is up for grabs. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has released details on their new Fisheries Habitat Grant.

The $1.8 million dollar fund can be used for fisheries, dam repairs, resource studies and recreation.

“Our world-class fisheries depend on quality habitats, but many habitats are threatened by human activity,” said resource analyst Joe Nohner on the Michigan DNR website. “The DNR prioritizes habitat conservation that targets the causes of habitat decline, such as barriers to connectivity, altered water levels or flow, shallow water habitats, and degraded water quality and riparian land – those transitional areas between land and water, like riverbanks.”

Applicants must submit a short preproposal for DNR review by Friday, August 30. Email your preproposal to Chip Kosloski at

An informational webinar is set for august 7th at 10:30 a.m. To register for the webinar, email Joe Nohner at

For more information on preproposal guidelines and forms click here.