Stewardship Network Webcasts

The Stewardship Network presents monthly webcasts from noon to 1 p.m. (Eastern time zone) on the second Wednesday of each month, covering a variety of conservation and land management topics.

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Stewardship Network Webcast Archive

December, 2016: Don't Let Your Oak Wilt

Oak Wilt, caused by the fungus Ceratocystis fagacearum, is a major threat to Quercus (Oak) species in the eastern half of the United States. The disease is quickly lethal on members of the red oak family and live oak group. It may be lethal or cause a gradual decline on members of the white oak family.

November, 2016: Sorting Through the Seedbank

Every day, leaders across the Great Lakes Basin make strategic decisions intended to enhance the quality and sustainability of the Great Lakes ecosystem. These decisions set priorities and allocate resources to drive adaptive management programs that support desired sociocultural, economic, and environmental outcomes. There is an information gap between the decisions Great Lakes leaders make and the results of the programs they influence. As a region, our desired outcomes are not always aligned and we lack a process to measure the combined effects of the many adaptive management programs.

October, 2016: Great Lakes Blue Accounting: Delivering Information, Supporting Collaboration

Every day, leaders across the Great Lakes Basin make strategic decisions intended to enhance the quality and sustainability of the Great Lakes ecosystem. These decisions set priorities and allocate resources to drive adaptive management programs that support desired sociocultural, economic, and environmental outcomes. There is an information gap between the decisions Great Lakes leaders make and the results of the programs they influence. As a region, our desired outcomes are not always aligned and we lack a process to measure the combined effects of the many adaptive management programs.

September, 2016: White-Nose Syndrome

Join Rich Geboy, the Midwest White-Nose Syndrome Coordinator for the US Fish & Wildlife Service; Lisa Brush, Executive Director of The Stewardship Network and colleagues from across North America for The Stewardship Network's monthly webcast to discuss this deadly disease dramatically affecting bat populations. White-nose syndrome is a disease that is killing hibernating bats in eastern North America. It is caused by a fungus that thrives in the cold environments where bats hibernate and has been confirmed in bat hibernation sites in 29 states and 5 Canadian provinces. Join us for this free, online interactive discussion of white-nose syndrome.

August, 2016: Power Partnerships - Plants, People and Pollinators

Pollinators play a critical, if often nearly invisible, role in our daily lives. Insects comprise most of the 200,000 pollinator species, but roughly 1,000 are vertebrates such as hummingbirds, bats and small mammals.

July, 2016: Invasive Phragmites Control Methods and Techniques

For some, phrag is an entrenched invasive; for others it's relatively new to the scene and we've heard about it's impact on property values, view, biodiversity and boat access. This webcast will help us learn about what controlling the invasive plant phragmites is all about! Where are all the ducks?! How do we start?

June, 2016: Partnering with the Health Sector on Conservation Finance and Community Initiatives

Lisa talks with Wendy Jackson (Freshwater Land Trust) and Brad Gentry (Yale University) about how demonstrating the link between conservation and human health has lead to a more successful partnership with community leaders and organizations.

May, 2016: The Natural Features of Michigan's Great Lakes Coastal Region: Conservation and Stewardship

Join Michigan Natural Features Inventory (MNFI) ecologists Josh Cohen and Brad Slaughter for a discussion of important natural features of Michigan’s Great Lakes coastal region. In 2015, Josh and Brad conducted surveys throughout the coastal zone to document areas of significant ecological importance, including examples of several imperiled natural communities such as lakeplain prairies and oak savannas, dune complexes, and Great Lakes marshes. The goal of these surveys was to collect information on the ecological integrity of these remnant natural areas to provide stakeholders, including land trusts, local, and state governments, direction on the conservation and management of these important ecological resources.

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