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.
November 20, 2014 | Jane Herbert | MDNR adds seven more exotic aquatic animals to the state list of prohibited species. To avoid hefty fines, be aware of which plants and animals are prohibited in the state of Michigan.
November 20, 2014 | John Amrhein | County commissioners from 16 northern Michigan counties visited and learned about two cooperative projects to repair and improve local natural resource infrastructure problems.
November 20, 2014 | Steve Stewart | Understanding Lake Effect Snow – using the Teaching Great Lakes Science resources from Michigan Sea Grant
November 20, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | Both in and out of school, Alcona youth partner in an innovative citizen science effort to track habitats of the federally endangered Hine’s Emerald dragonfly and the invasive species that threaten them.
November 19, 2014 | Steve Stewart | Learn about food webs, invasive species, microclimates, dead zones, water quality and more.
November 18, 2014 | Jane Herbert | Although not the most appetizing topic, McNALMS’ annual Lunch and Learn Seminar will host national expert on the “perfect storm” that shut down Toledo’s water supply.
November 17, 2014 | Bill Cook | “The best way to predict the future is to invent it” – Alan Kay
November 17, 2014 | Erin Lizotte | We are approaching the ideal time for chestnut growers to scout for Asian chestnut gall wasp. Leaves often remain attached to the galls during fall and winter, making them highly visible.
November 14, 2014 | Terry Gibb | A good contractor is important to the success of any home improvement project. Taking simple steps before you hire a contactor can help ensure success.
November 13, 2014 | Rebecca Finneran | A beautiful plant along the roadways in late fall, Oriental bittersweet is a threat to native environments by aggressively choking out other woody plants. Collecting can cause spreading.
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Nutrient Loading and Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie and Inland Lakes: Concerns for Water Supplies
Date: Dec 5, 2014
Location: Brody Hall Room 136 , Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
Date: Jan 30, 2015
Location: 6767 West "O" Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49003
Date: Feb 18, 2015 - Mar 19, 2015
Location: 490 South Paw Paw Street, Lawrence, MI 49064
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- A Michigan Boater’s Guide to Selected Invasive Aquatic Plants
- Benefits of Forest Management Videos
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- 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)