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Rebirth of the Pigeon River: A Conservation Story about Reconnecting Native Ecosystems Through Dam Removal and Invasive Species Management

2016 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Lisha Ramsdell and Jennifer Muladore of Huron Pines.

Climate Resilient Communities: Review of climate impacts to tree species of the Huron River watershed

The Huron River and its watershed, is already experiencing the effects of climate change in the form of more intense and frequent storms, rising temperature and changing precipitation patterns. This report summarizes key patterns locally and explores the implications for trees of the Huron River watershed in a changing climate.

From Clipboard to Drone: Monitoring Wild "River" Rice by Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Part I

2016 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Stephen W. Allen of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi.

Evaluating Water Quality Best Management Practice Effectiveness to Inform Decision

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Emma Giese, Chesapeake Research Consortium

Small Inland Lake Bathymetric Mapping

2016 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Alan Proctor of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians.

The Michigan Department of Transportation Fauna Review Process for Listed Species

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Richard A. Wolinski, Michigan Department of Transportation

Effects of Phragmites australis Invasion on Carbon Dynamics in a Freshwater Marsh

2016 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Shawn Duke of Cardno.

Integrating Climate Change into Northeast and Midwest State Wildlife Action Plans

The purpose of this NE CSC-led cooperative report is to provide a synthesis of what is known and what is uncertain about climate change and its impacts across the NE CSC region, with a particular focus on the responses and vulnerabilities of Regional Species of Greatest Conservation Need (RSGCN) and the habitats they depend on. Another goal is to describe a range of climate change adaptation approaches, processes, tools, and potential partnerships that are available to State natural resource managers across the Northeast and Midwest regions of the United States. Through illustrative case studies submitted by the NE CSC and partners, we demonstrate climate change adaptation efforts being explored and implemented across local and large-landscape scales.

Quick Guide to Climate-Smart Conservation

Climate change already is having significant impacts on the nation’s species and ecosystems, and these effects are projected to increase considerably over time. As a result, climate change is now a primary lens through which conservation and natural resource management must be viewed. How should we prepare for and respond to the impacts of climate change on wildlife and their habitats? What should we be doing differently in light of these climatic shifts, and what actions continue to make sense? This Quick Guide to Climate-Smart Conservation offers an introduction to designing and carrying out conservation in the face of a rapidly changing climate.

Ticks and Your Health

Ticks are significant vectors of pathogens that cause human disease. Tick-borne diseases do occur in Michigan, and can be serious or fatal if not properly diagnosed and treated. This resource is a great overview of common tick types, lyme disease, treatment options, prevention, and tick removal.

Comparing the effectiveness of native and commercial mycorrhizal fungi in establishing and colonizing plants in an urban prairie habitat in Chicago

2016 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Sarah Richardson of DePaul University.

Garlic Mustard Video

A short video on Garlic Mustard

Reducing Phosphorus Loadings and Harmful Algal Blooms

Reducing Phosphorus Loadings and Harmful Algal Blooms - A Report of the Lake Erie Ecosystem Priority

Helping Farmers Protect Water Quality

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Amy Gilhouse, National Fish and Wildlife Federation

Dissolved and suspended sediment transport dynamics

This thesis investigates the sediment transport dynamics during baseflow and storm flow conditions in the main tributaries of the two drinking water reservoirs in McLean County, Illinois.

Lower Grand River Phragmites Control--A Public/Private Partnership Success Story

2016 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Melanie Manion of Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Commission and Todd Bowen of GEI Consultants of MIchigan, and Brian Majka.

Reducing Community Vulnerability and Increasing Resilience Through Ecological Design

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Steve Witman, Resilience Planning and Design, LLC

The Powerful Partnership – Plants and Pollinators

2016 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Meghan Milbrath of Michigan State University

Climate Change Projections for Tree Species

Michigan’s forests will be affected by climate change during the 21st century. Several reports describe the climate change risks to forests in Michigan and the Midwest (Pryor et al. 2014, Handler et al. 2012). Foresters and researchers can use experience and information from past events to develop expectations about how future change might affect forests, but there are limits to what we can learn from the past. This handout shows projections for two climate scenarios to “bracket” a range of possible futures. Results for “low” and “high” climate scenarios can be compared side-by-side to get a sense for the range of possible outcomes.

Where and when to restore? Developing a practical rapid assessment method to prioritize areas for ecological management

2016 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Justin Heslinga of the Land Conservancy of West Michigan.

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