Michigan’s natural resources – water, forests, fisheries and wildlife – are economic drivers and important factors in our quality of life. Michigan State University Extension programs improve public understanding and knowledge of our state’s natural resources, helps landowners and communities use those assets for sustainable long-term social and economic development, conserves our natural resources base for future generations, and broadens stakeholder engagement in natural resources decision making.
October 30, 2014 | Terry Gibb | Adding insulation is a sound investment that can pay for itself quickly in energy cost savings.
October 30, 2014 | Tom Dudek | Michigan is only one of the eight Great Lakes states that is battling the aggressive non-native phragmites, or “common reed.” Ornamental plant nursery growers should scout production fields for this invasive weed and control it.
October 29, 2014 | Claire Bode | Supporting and opposing arguments to Prop 1 and Prop 2 of 2014.
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 27, 2014 | Tree identification can be challenging. Many times differing species have similar characteristics. For those in Michigan and nearby states it's easy to tell a white pine from a norway pine from a jack pine. Just check the needles.
October 27, 2014 | Claire Bode | Outcome of the wolf hunt ballot proposals holds no legal force.
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.
Landowner survey determines impacts of oil and gas leasing negotiation efforts Part 2: Lease royalty
October 23, 2014 | Curtis Talley Jr. | Results of a survey sent by Michigan State University Extension in 2013 to 130 landowners in 19 Michigan counties determines their activities in oil and gas leasing negotiation regarding the lease royalty.
October 22, 2014 | Thomas Long | The impact of climate change and the growth in population is putting stress on the world's natural resources. Learn how MSU Extension is helping to tackle this growing problem.
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Date: Nov 20, 2014
Location: 57900 Van Dyke, Washington Twp.
- Clean Boats Clean Waters
- Climate Change Planning & Adaptation
- Climate Literacy
- Conservation Planning & Education
- Conservation Stewards Program
- Geographic Information Services
- Life of Lake Superior Youth Program
- Michigan 4-H Youth Conservation Council
- Michigan Certified Natural Shoreline Professional
- Michigan Conservation Stewards Program
- Michigan Natural Features Inventory
- Michigan Sea Grant
- N.E. Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative
- Natural Features Inventories
- Natural Resource Enterprises
- Oil and Gas
- Outdoor Adventure Challenge
- Renewable Energy Policy Program
- Summer Discovery Cruises
- Threatened & Endangered Species Conservation
- Water Conservation Program
- Wildfire & Firewise
- A Michigan Boater’s Guide to Selected Invasive Aquatic Plants
- Benefits of Forest Management Videos
- Emerald Ash Borer
- Forest Biomass Innovation Center
- Giant Hogweed (E2935)
- Michigan Butterflies & Skippers (E2675)
- Michigan Snakes - A Field Guide and Pocket Reference (E2000)
- Michigan Water Stewardship Program
- Michigan’s Water Withdrawal Tool
- MSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
- MSUE Bioenergy
- Native Plants and Ecosystems Services… (E3167)