Michigan Department Of Natural Resources

Davey Resource Group removed invasive species in the southwest Michigan state game lands, providing a healthy ecosystem for endangered animal species.

Project Narrative

Davey Resource Group, Inc. (DRG) was contracted by Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to conduct invasive species control, brush cutting, chainsaw work, and cut stump treatment in the southwest Michigan state game lands. DRG staff helped promote ideal habitat and vegetation growth in these important ecosystems through invasive species control in forested zones and in open savannas. Often, DRG field staff conducted spot treatments in the designated game-land boundaries to target invasive species, including autumn olive, honeysuckle, multi-flora rose, oriental bittersweet, barberry, and any other invasive species observed within the site.

Herbicide For Habitat Health

Utilizing small engine equipment, staff cut these herbaceous species to promote a higher quality of understory growth. Some of these forested zones had sensitive species onsite that DRG staff had to identify and keep safe distances from. One endangered species often found in these game lands is the eastern massasauga rattlesnake. DRG staff accurately targeted species and avoided off-target damage that could have potentially threatened these sensitive species.

Exceeding client expectations, DRG continues to work in close relation to Michigan DNR wildlife district to help promote ideal habitat growth. DRG continues to fulfill their promise to suppress invasive species growth in areas designated as prime game wildlife habitat.

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Using small engine equipment, DRG cut invasive plant species down to promote a higher quality of understory growth.


DRG continues to work with Michigan DNR wildlife district to help promote ideal habitat growth


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