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.
January 21, 2015 | Jane Herbert | Conference to highlight speakers from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and private design firms.
January 15, 2015 | Andy Northrop | The conversation on climate change continues to evolve in a direction several countries view as extremely encouraging.
January 15, 2015 | Andy Northrop | Annual BBC reports summarize climate change and international actions to reducing a leading greenhouse gas.
January 9, 2015 | Bill Cook | Standing trees have many values, including that of a revenue generator. Wood drives an important part of Michigan’s economy and most of the wood is owned by families and individuals.
January 9, 2015 | Bill Cook | Wood is our most versatile and environmentally-friendly raw material. And, it’s the only renewable raw material.
January 9, 2015 | Terry Gibb | Rain storms in southeast Michigan in late November added 79 million gallons to the 2014 sewage overflow totals.
January 8, 2015 | Ron Kinnunen | This strange fish, the only freshwater member of the cod family, usually raises many questions about its identity from anglers.
January 8, 2015 | Ron Kinnunen | Topics include changing water levels, prey fish populations, sea lamprey control, contaminants, sustainability and purchasing local fish.
December 31, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | Proposals sought from full-time graduate and undergraduate students as well as citizens enrolled in a volunteer leadership training programs who are working on management projects involving lakes and lake leaders.
December 29, 2014 | Mike Schira | Although Firewise Communities information will still continue to be available, outreach and programming efforts through MSU Extension are being reduced in Michigan.
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Date: Jan 30, 2015
Location: 6767 West "O" Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49003
Date: Feb 5, 2015 - Feb 5, 2015
Location: Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, 500 W. Fletcher, Alpena, MI 49707
Date: Feb 12, 2015
Location: Van Buren Conference Center 490 S. Paw Paw Street Lawrence, MI 49064
- Clean Boats Clean Waters
- Climate Change and Variability
- 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 MarketMaker
- 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)