This Landscape Stewardship Plan covers Jackson, Hillsdale, and Lenawee Counties and is part of a larger project funded by a U.S. Forest Service grant administered by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The landscape in this region is composed primarily of crop land, but includes wetlands, and some forest areas. The Irish Hills area, in the northeast corner of Hillsdale County, is home to headwaters for the River Raisin, Maumee, St. Joseph, Grand, and Kalamazoo Rivers.
The Landscape Stewardship Plan is designed to encourage collaborative landscape-scale approach to stewardship by partnering with many conservation organizations. Because most land in this area is privately held, individual landowners are the target audience of this plan. We hope that the resources provided can assist them in keeping their land healthy and productive.
Help stop invasive species in the C.A.K.E. CISMA area by printing and handing out this flyer.
Over an eight year period, the Grand-Raisin Cluster partnership has been successful community education and in on-the-ground projects. Download this resource to review the projects and impacts from the our collaborative efforts!
In 2013, the Raisin Cluster of The Stewardship Network held a community wide visioning and planning session on behalf of the native ecosystems of the River Raisin headwaters and surrounding areas. Led by a highly skilled facilitator, the Cluster will came together to create a vision for collective action to benefit the area's natural resources. This document is an overview of that session.
This map shows extent of the South Branch of the River Raisin Watershed, which is the focus of a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant. The project runs for three years beginning March 2015. The project aims to reduce the occurrence of harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie with a pay for performance approach to conservation.
Pay for performance equips farmers with information and resources to identify and implement the most cost effective methods for reducing nutrient losses from agricultural production.