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MI-MAST: Wildlife Food Tracker

Main Project Information
Goal Understand the cycles of production of wild fruit produced.
Task Record mast production of plants.
Where Michigan, United States of America

MI-MAST is a program where YOU get to understand wildlife foods in areas you are interested in while playing an important role in the conservation of Michigan’s wildlife. Understanding the cycles of wild fruit and seeds that are produced by trees and shrubs, also called mast, is a critical component of understanding wildlife habitat and population performance. Mast crops are known to directly affect wildlife productivity and survival, hence knowing more about wildlife food sources can help you locate more wildlife. Additionally, biologists need mast information across the entire state of Michigan to fully understand how wildlife populations might be responding to masting.

How to Join
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Ideal Age Group High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Other
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity On a hike, At home, In snow or rain, On a walk, run, At school, At night
Class Materials
Tags acorns, berries, food, michigan, mimast, mucc, nuts, restoration, shrubs, trees, wildlife
Project Updated 05/23/2018