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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Dauber Wand

Instructions from Eric Piehl on how to create this herbicide applicator

Cheat Sheet for Mixing Herbicide

This resource offers a cheat-sheet for herbicide mixing, including the formulas used to arrive at a desired concentration.

Southern Michigan Restoration Contractors

Looking for a contractor to help you with your restoration project or conservation work? This resource will help connect you to private contractors operating in southern lower Michigan.

The History of Wild Rice in Michigan: Where Have Rice Beds Gone?

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems presentation by Barb Barton from The Gathering Society

Volunteer Training Manual: Michigan Vernal Pool Mapping and Monitoring Project

Due to recent increased awareness of the ecological significance of vernal pools, there has been growing interest in identifying, monitoring, and protecting these small but valuable ecosystems. In order to further understand and adequately protect these critical habitats, it is essential to know where they occur. However, due to their small size and seasonal nature, vernal pools can be difficult to identify and map, and have not been well-documented by the National Wetland Inventory (NWI) or other traditional wetland mapping efforts. Little information is currently available on the status, distribution, and ecology of vernal pools across the state in Michigan. The Michigan Natural Features Inventory (MNFI), a program of Michigan State University Extension, in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), conducted a three-year project to develop and initiate efforts to identify, map, and assess vernal pools in Michigan using remote mapping techniques and field sampling.

Get To Know Your Land

Approaching the management and care of your land can appear daunting. If you’re looking for a starting point, or something you can get out and do right now without any special training, check out this guide.

Vernal Pool Classification, Assessment, and Monitoring in Michigan

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Yu Man Lee and Daria Hyde from Michigan Natural Features Inventory

Dendroremediation: Using Trees to Clean Polluted Soil

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems presentation by Erin Quetell from The Greening of Detroit

Garlic Mustard Identification Cards

Handy 3x5 color ID cards to help you ID Garlic Mustard. Please feel free to download, print, and share!

Garlic Mustard Life Cycle

A PDF graphic showing the life cycle of garlic mustard, a non-native invasive plant. Shared by The Stewardship Network: New England.

Invasive Species Trading Cards

Produced by The Nature Conservancy - Michigan Chapter, these trading cards can be printed and shared to help spread the word about numerous invasive species.

Pilot-Testing Performance-Based Incentives

Current programs for controlling agricultural nonpoint source (NPS) pollution in the U.S. consist, in large part, of cost-sharing best management practices and compensating farmers for idling selected tracks of working land. These programs are important tools, but additional flexible tools are necessary. The Pay-for-Performance conservation approach, which was one of the 2014 awardees for a White House and EPA Challenge: Winning Solutions for Nutrient Pollution, provides incentives to participating farmers that are designed to induce the most appropriate and cost-effective solutions for each farm, farmer, and farm business. This summary report provides an overview of results from the pilot-testing in Vermont.

Garlic Mustard Workday Planning Kit (NAP)

Garlic Mustard Workday Planning Kit

Biology and Biological Control of Garlic Mustard

This manual provides background information about garlic mustard and each of its potential biological weed control agents. It also provides guidelines for other garlic mustard management strategies, such as mechanical, cultural and chemical weed management options.

Japanese Knotweed Control: It Takes a Community

Presentation by Dr. Leslie Kuhn of the Mid-Michigan Stewardship Initiative

Cluster Workshop Menu

Are you looking for a topic for a Cluster Workshop? Download this Workshop Menu for an ongoing and ever-growing menu of the various workshops Clusters have hosted across the Great Lakes! It is a great resource to help you jump-start workshop planning in your Cluster area. Contact us at staff@stewardshipnetwork.org for more details.

Michigan Flora - University of Michigan Herbarium

The immediate goals of MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE are to present, in a searchable and browsable form, the basic information about all vascular plants known to occur outside of cultivation in the state. This includes, unlike the published Michigan Flora, the spore bearing vascular plants (ferns, horsetails, club mosses, etc.). Information available includes maps showing the distribution of all the species in the state, keys to all the families, genera, and species, brief discussions about the species, including habitats, nativity, date of first collection of aliens, and in some cases, notes helpful to identification beyond the features noted in the keys. Tabular material available for all species includes common name, synonyms linking the name to the published volumes of Michigan Flora, coefficient of conservatism, the coefficient of wetness and the wetness index, whether native or alien, and the physiognomy (annual, biennial, perennial; tree, shrub, vine, forb, grass, sedge, fern).

Stamp Out Invasive Plants Brochure

This brochure highlights three established invasive species and three new invasive species in the West Michigan Cluster area (Kent, Ottawa, North Allegan, Muskegon, and Newaygo Counties). Produced by the West Michigan Cluster, this brochure can be downloaded, printed, and used to help with Early Detection Rapid Response invasive species control programs. If you'd like to modify this brochure for your area, please contact us at staff@stewardshipnetwork.org for more information.

An Overview of Field Guide to Natural Communities of Michigan

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems presentation by Joshua G. Cohen from Michigan Natural Features Inventory

TSN Membership Brochure

The Stewardship Network (TSN) designs, facilitates, and accelerates environmental stewardship through collaborative conservation. Learn more about TSN, local community clusters, programs, and ways to give by downloading this membership brochure.

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