Professional Stewards Hikes

The Professional Stewards Hikes are small gatherings of professionals with extensive experience in local conservation and restoration.

If you're interested in getting involved, please contact us at psh at stewardshipnetwork dot org

About Professional Stewards Hikes Events

Friday, July 12, 2019, 1-4pm: Restoration Planning at SMLC’s Conservancy Farm with Julie McLaughlin
Julie McLaughlin, the Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy Stewardship Coordinator, will lead a discussion at SMLC's Conservancy Farm site on whether and how to restore active agricultural lands and fallow lands, including questions such as:
- How do we monitor the success of the fallow fields going from farmed > hayed > fallow > restored?

Friday, August 9, 2019, 1-4pm - Insect Identification & Monitoring at Restoration Sites with Erika Tucker & George Hammond

Get to know or review your insects (the most important organisms on the planet!) while discussing and practicing the best ways to sample and survey them. Erika Tucker and George Hammond both have experience finding, catching, and identifying insects in the field, as well as leading citizen-science based surveys of insects and other critters. We'll see what id characteristics and sampling methods you could use and what finding different or particular insects might reveal about the quality or condition of a restoration site.

Friday, September 6, 2019, 1-4pm - Oak Regeneration with Mike Kost & Jacqueline Courteau

Meet at MBG for an intro talk, reviewing a state-wide oak regeneration survey conducted by Mike Kost and colleagues at MNFI , then carpool to nearby UM sites and city natural areas to consider sites and factors that constrain or promote oak regeneration, as well as how sites can be managed.

Friday, October 18, 2019, 1-4pm - Wild Edibles & Foraging with Rachel Mifsud

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With support from the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability

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