Lakes, Streams & Watersheds
In addition to its position at the center of the Great Lakes Basin—shorelines on four of the five Great Lakes—Michigan boasts more than 11,000 inland lakes, thousands of miles of rivers and streams and more than 80 major watersheds. Michigan State University Extension’s focus on lakes, streams and watersheds brings together educators and researchers with local, state, regional and federal agencies and stakeholder organizations to protect and promote the sustainable use of the state’s distinctive aquatic resources.
October 30, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | Michigan’s amazing frogs and toads remind us about the diverse array of amphibians we have in Michigan and the importance of maintaining natural shoreline habitat.
October 29, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | Funding and technical assistance to prevent, detect, and control terrestrial and aquatic invasive species now available to governmental units, nonprofit organizations and universities planning to go head-to-head with Michigan‘s invasive species.
October 29, 2014 | Julie Crick | Natural resource enterprises and the entrepreneurs that bring them to life were in the spotlight this past October as Michigan State University Extension’s Natural Resource Enterprise team hosted Daryl Jones to speak at two workshops.
October 29, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | A greater understanding of species’ habitat needs points to the importance of keeping the shoreline natural as a way to promote healthy populations of fish and wildlife species and a healthy ecosystem.
October 24, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | Of the great migrations that take place across the world, one of the more spectacular may be that of the monarch butterfly as they travel along our Great Lakes coastlines.
October 22, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | Multiple data resources created and managed by MNFI can be key to helping those who are actively managing Michigan’s biodiversity and others who simply want to learn more about Michigan’s diverse species.
October 16, 2014 | Jane Herbert | Seeding instead of plug-planting shorelines could reduce the cost of restoring shorelines. Study looks at the role of peat moss in seed retention and seedling establishment.
October 16, 2014 | Jane Herbert | This novel approach to restoring shorelines with native plant seeds secured in homemade coir logs is being tested on the Keweenaw Peninsula.
October 2, 2014 | Ron Kinnunen | Jim Thannum of the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission is recognized for his leadership and contributions toward expanding Michigan’s tribal commercial fishery.
October 2, 2014 | Ron Kinnunen | The baitfish and aquaculture industries have been proactive in preventing the spread of AIS through training programs, and implementing HACCP plans that are specific to their industries.
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- 4-H Great Lakes & Natural Resources Camp
- Be Phosphorus Smart
- Clean Boats Clean Waters
- Conflict, Collaboration & Consensus in Natural Resource Issues
- Dangerous Currents & Recreational Water Safety
- Great Lakes Education Program
- Great Lakes Literacy
- Introduction to Lakes Webinars
- Michigan Certified Natural Shoreline Professional
- Michigan Certified Natural Shoreline Professional Program
- Michigan Lake and Stream Leaders Institute
- Michigan Natural Features Inventory
- Michigan Sea Grant
- N.E. Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative
- Natural Resource Enterprises
- Natural Shoreline Educational Workshops for Homeowners
- Northern Lake Huron Shipboard Education
- Summer Discovery Cruises
- The Life of Lake Superior
- Vessel-Based Education