There is no shortage of natural phenomena that surround us, but the fall raptor migration is the gift that keeps on giving. Raptors are incredibly mobile animals, able to cover considerable distances in remarkably short periods of time. From September through November, nearly 20 species of diurnal raptors are counted in migration hotspots across Eastern North America. Why and how does this movement take place? Join Francie Krawcke from Michigan Avian Experience to look at seasonal raptor movement from continental journeys to nomadic shifts.
Early detection and response (EDR) is critical in the fight against invasive species. The Midwest Invasive Species Information Network (MISIN) is a framework providing an early detection and response resources to public and private partners. This regional resource is designed to assist both experts and citizen scientists in the identification, detection and reporting of invasive species.
Thermal imaging is a technology that lets you see the world in an entirely new way - in terms of hot and cold instead of light and dark, which lets you see things you can't see with the naked eye. The technology has been around for a long time but it is only now becoming more affordable and available to those with limited budgets. Presenter and Stewardship Network member Callan Loo works with the world's leader in thermal imaging technology and will show you how everyday people are using it in conservation efforts, show you first hand how it works, and get you thinking about how you might use it in the near future.
From surfing the Great Lakes to climbing a perched dune, outdoor recreation offers us an opportunity to rethink the value of the natural world in today's modern context, which in turn can help us all reinvigorate the protection of our public lands by building the next generation of stewards.
Local conservation partnerships, such as CWMAs, CISMAs, PRISMS, and Stewardship Network Clusters, can address invasive species by enhancing cooperation and coordination across agency and organizational jurisdictions.
It's time to kick off the 2017 Garlic Mustard Challenge!
This presentation will provide an overview of the PlayCleanGo outreach campaign, its social marketing foundation and what is available to you as a partner organization.
Invasive species are already among the greatest threats conservationists and land managers face in sustaining our natural heritage. Climate change is likely to make matters worse. Adding to the problem is the increase in human mobility, including recreationists and field workers. PlayCleanGo is an awareness campaign which can foster sustainable behaviors among trail users and other outdoor enthusiasts, much like Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! has among boaters.