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.
August 1, 2014 | Steve Lovejoy | We see ads telling us this; we put stickers on wall plates in public places telling us to turn off the lights; increasingly there are motion sensors that turn off the lights after a few seconds of no activity. It is the right thing to do?
August 1, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | We are back to no brown marmorated stink bug detections this week as the statewide monitoring program continues in fruit and vegetable production areas across Michigan.
July 31, 2014 | Terry Gibb | Citizens can help reduce ozone levels by adopting simple steps on Ozone Action Days and every day.
July 31, 2014 | Terry Gibb | When the sun comes out, temperatures go up and there is air pollution, ozone formation occurs.
July 30, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | Publicly accessible shorelines across the state provide a palate of choices for those who wish to enhance/restore/protect their inland lake’s shoreline.
July 30, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | The Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership offers highly trained marine and landscape professionals available to assess the causes of shoreline erosion and develop a customized solution particularly designed for your shoreline.
July 30, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | Explore how a Shoreline Educator can help build your knowledge about the importance of natural shorelines along your lake.
HOT TOPICTake a few minutes to learn about your lake by visiting the Michigan Natural Shoreline website
July 30, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | Great educational resources are available for those who want to get a better appreciation of the importance of natural shorelines around inland lakes.
July 29, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | Lake Huron educators and Great Lakes scientists explore opportunities to enhance student learning through Great Lakes science stewardship opportunities.
July 29, 2014 | Beth Clawson | Moving water plants from a lake to anywhere such as your private pond is illegal and may introduce aquatic invasive species into your own backyard.
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Date: Aug 11, 2014
Location: Lloyd Stage Nature Center, 6685 Coolidge, Troy, MI 48098
Date: Aug 12, 2014
Location: KBS Pasture Dairy Center, 10461 N. 40th St. in Hickory Corners. (Entrance is on N. 39 St.)
Date: Aug 28, 2014
Location: MSU Anaerobic Digestion Research and Education Center, 4090 College Road, Lansing, MI 48910
- 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
- 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
- Emerald Ash Borer
- Forest Biomass Innovation Center
- Giant Hogweed (E2935)
- Michigan Butterflies & Skippers (E2675)
- Michigan Forest Communities - A Field Guide and Reference (E3000)
- 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)
- Natural Resources Enterprises