Marquette County

Thank you for your interest in the Michigan Conservation Stewards Program (CSP), an educational program for those who are enthusiastic about learning science-based ecosystem management principles and sharing this knowledge with others to help improve their local communities. Through this program, participants will learn essential strategies to understand and help restore and conserve ecosystems in Michigan communities. 

Register for CSP: Marquette County

The Marquette County cohort will host their weekly sessions from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 11, 2024. Weekly sessions will meet throughout Marquette county at the locations listed in the chart below. Location details and more information will be distributed to registered participants in the end of August. Please note, there will not be a weekly session on Oct. 30 and Nov. 6, 2024.

Marquette County's field days will be on Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sept. 21, 2024. 

Marquette County Schedule 

Date

Topic

Location

Speaker

Sept. 11

Program Orientation; Foundations of Conservation: Ecological Foundations; What is a Natural Community?

Peter White Public Library, 
217 N Front St, Marquette, MI 49855

Elise Dejarlais, Lake to Lake CISMA

Sat., Sept. 14

Field Day: Wetland Butterflies

TBD

Ashley Cole-Wick, MSU Extension

Sept. 18

Foundations of Conservation: Society & Conservation; Conservation Heritage

Peter White Public Library, 
217 N Front St, Marquette, MI 49855

Alisha Autio-Wiitala, USDA NRCS

Craig Aho, USDA NRCS

Sat., Sept. 21

Field Day: Exploring U.P. Hardwood Forest Ecology

Yellow Dog Falls Trail, 
County Road 510, Marquette, MI 49855

Anna Ellis, MSU Extension

Brian Noell, Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve Director

Sept. 25

Aquatic Ecosystems: Lakes

Peter White Public Library, 
217 N Front St, Marquette, MI 49855

Elliot Nelson, MSU Extension/Michigan Sea Grant

Oct. 2

Aquatic Ecosystems: Streams

Peter White Public Library, 
217 N Front St, Marquette, MI 49855

TBD

Oct. 9

Aquatic Ecosystems: Wetlands

TBD

Matt Van Grinsven, Northern Michigan University

Oct. 16

Terrestrial Ecosystems: Forests

Peter White Public Library, 
217 N Front St, Marquette, MI 49855

Sara Kelso, Marquette County Conservation District

Oct. 23

Terrestrial Ecosystems: Grasslands 

Peter White Public Library, 
217 N Front St, Marquette, MI 49855

TBD

Oct. 30

Program Break - No Class

Nov. 6

Program Break - No Class

Nov. 13

Putting it All Together: Capstone Project Celebration

TBD

Anna Ellis, MSU Extension

For cohort and content related questions, please reach out to Anna Ellis at ellisan9@msu.edu.

For general questions and registration assistance, please contact Shelby Warner at warner80@msu.edu or (517) 884-7076. 

CSP: Marquette County Flyer