As part of the Michigan DNR’s Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership, conservation districts across the state receive a portion of grant funding to improve deer habitats on privately owned land. The Dickinson Conservation District received $9,250, which will be used on habitat’s in Dickinson, Iron and Menominee Counties. One of the tracts of land sits just behind the United Sportsmen’s Club south of Sagola. Members of the club planted crabapple and oak trees and it doesn’t take much to get parties interested in offering up their land as potential planting sites. The Dickinson Conservation District is one of nine agencies to receive funding around the Upper Peninsula.