Resources

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Natural Advantages: The Power of Parks, Heritage and Outdoor Assets

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Brad Garman, Michigan Environmental Council and Ann Conklin, Michigan Recreation and Park Association

Ontario Ministry of Transportation: Restoring and enhancing tallgrass and oak savanna habitat on the 300 acres of greenspace associated with the Rt. Hon Herb Gray Parkway

2016 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Barb Macdonnel of the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.

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.

Developing and Improving a Prescribed Fire Program…and Culture, Part I

2016 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Brad Woodson of McHenry County Conservation District.

Using SEAD to Support Collaboration

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Dharma Akmon, University of Michigan

How the Stewardship Network Creates Resilient Communities

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Lisa Brush and Spencer Kellum of The Stewardship Network

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.

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.

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.

Developing and Improving a Prescribed Fire Program…and Culture, Part II

2016 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Brad Woodson of McHenry County Conservation District.

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.

Engaging Visitors and Volunteers with Customized Mobile Guides

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by George Hammond, The Animal Diversity Web

Indigenous Environmental Studies & Scientists

2016 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Dan Longboat of Trent University.

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.

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.

The Loss of Wildlands At the National and Minnesota Scales Since European Settlement

2016 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Bruce D. Anderson.

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

Garlic Mustard Video

A short video on Garlic Mustard

Reptiles of Ohio

Reptiles have long fascinated people. In recent years, biologists have recognized that the class Reptilia should actually include all of the birds, if it is to include all descendents of a particular ancestral form. This is because crocodiles and alligators are more closely related to birds than to lizards. While this makes sense from a scientific standpoint, in common English usage, the term reptile is still reserved for the alligators and crocodiles (crocodilians), turtles, tortoises, lizards, snakes, and the tuatara, a lizard-like animal found only on several tiny islands off the coast of New Zealand. It is not a lizard, but rather the last representative of a group of reptiles that flourished about 200 million years ago.

Reducing Phosphorus Loadings and Harmful Algal Blooms

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

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