Resources

Welcome to our Searchable Resources Directory! We've pulled together the best stewardship, conservation, and environmental resources for you to use and share.

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Conservation Guidelines for Michigan Lakes and Associated Natural Resources

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries and Wildlife divisions, have developed guidelines for protecting and restoring the natural resources of Michigan lakes. These guidelines follow the department’s ecosystem-based approach to natural resource management that combines ecological, social, and economic considerations toward achieving the goal of conserving and sustaining natural resources.

Spirit Food: Outcomes of the Decolonizing Diet Project

2016 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Dr. Martin Reinhardt.

Multi-Stage Channels: Water Quality Benefits Provided by the State-of-the-Science in Drain Design

2016 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Rob Myllyoja.

Great Lakes Monitoring

This site provides easy access to long-term, environmental monitoring data collected throughout the Great Lakes. There are a range of environmental parameters to choose from such as nutrients, contaminants and physical properties of water from various sources.

Climate Change in the United States: Highlights

Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present. Corn producers in Iowa, oyster growers in Washington State, and maple syrup producers in Vermont are all observing climate-related changes that are outside of recent experience. So, too, are coastal planners in Florida, water managers in the arid Southwest, city dwellers from Phoenix to New York, and Native Peoples on tribal lands from Louisiana to Alaska. This National Climate Assessment concludes that the evidence of human-induced climate change continues to strengthen and that impacts are increasing across the country.

Policy, Politics, and Protecting the Environment

2016 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Charlotte Jameson.

Urban Agricultural Policy

2016 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Danielle Young, Ecotek Lab.

Dual Knotweed Presentation and Panel Discussion

2017 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation & panel discussion with Hannah Hudson, Mike Bald, and Ryan Koziatek

Protecting Inland Lakes-A Guide for Local Governments!

Protecting Inland Lakes-A Guide for Local Governments! A fantastic new booklet on inland lake protection-- from education, actions and zoning enhancements! Given out at the recent MI Inland Lakes Convention. Note pgs 22-36 on land-water planning and regulations. Created by the experts

Optimizing coastal restoration in western Lake Erie: integrating science and on-the-ground knowledge to achieve multiple objectives

2016 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Doug Pearsall.

Japanese Knotweed, by Garden Buildings Direct

Japanese Knotweed: The Definitive Guide is an online resource created by Garden Buildings Direct in the UK.

Bridging the gap between innovation/technology and restoration in the fight against invasive Phragmites

2017 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Jason Carlson from Applied Ecological Services

Urban Food, Energy, and Water Sustainability, Part II

2016 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Patrick Crouch of Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Beth Hagenbuch of Bagenbuch Weikal Landscape Architecture, and Jamie Scripps of 5 Lakes Energy.

Michigan Sensitive Areas Identification System: Helping Farmers Connect with Conservation Professionals

2017 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems presentation by Laura Young and Jason Piwarski from the Michigan State University Institute of Water Research

Backpack Sprayers: Selection, Customization, Repair

2017 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Chuck Pearson

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