LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, and Rep. Sue Allor, R-Wolverine, honored the Lafarge Presque Isle Quarry with a signed tribute for their continued conservation efforts with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF).
For the past several years, the Lafarge Presque Isle Quarry has fostered a partnership with the Black Mountain Chapter of the NWTF to increase, maintain and manage upland habitats on quarry land. Conservation efforts include several tree planting projects encompassing several areas in the quarry providing the wildlife a winter food source and shelter. Along with the tree planting projects, this partnership has allowed for the cultivation and maintenance of several food plots. These food plots create suitable habitat for upland game animals and birds.
The Lafarge Presque Isle Quarry has also provided the NWTF Black Mountain chapter with clean used barrels to be used for the creation of turkey feeders. The turkey feeders made by the NWTF are registered with the state and donated or sold at cost to consumers for use in upland habitat management and are an important winter food source for wild turkey and other birds and small mammals. These feeders also help control the spread of bovine TB by not being accessible to whitetail deer.
In addition to habitat management and creation at the Lafarge Presque Isle Quarry site, the partnership with the Black Mountain chapter includes educational outreach programs. Presque Isle Quarry provides sponsorship to the Black Mountain chapter for their annual banquet and has been the sole sponsor of the chapter’s annual scholarship program for many years.
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