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 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.
September 26, 2014 | Steve Lovejoy | Being green is not easy or simple!
September 18, 2014 | Dean Solomon | Climate change may have significant impacts on water resources use and management according to the Third National Climate Assessment.
September 18, 2014 | Dean Solomon | Water is constantly in motion, rising into the atmosphere as evaporation and falling as precipitation. How climate change impacts the water cycle is a topic of the Third National Climate Assessment.
September 16, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | Teachers can explore place-based education and enhance student learning opportunities through many citizen science opportunities open to school involvement.
September 12, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | Adopting beaches, tagging migrating monarch butterflies, and mapping habitats for endangered species are a just few of the hands-on ways in which teachers and students can get involved as citizen scientists.
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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