Wild About:Conservation Webinar Series

June 7, 2022 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Zoom Webinar

Select Tuesdays
June – September 2022
1 - 2 p.m. ET

All sessions are FREE. Attend as many or as few as you like. 

Registrations are checked up to one hour prior to the live broadcast.
New registrations made within an hour of its live broadcast may not be processed in time and will result in receiving its recorded link.

This online conservation seminar series is for adults and older youth interested in conservation efforts in their yards, or properties. This series can also provide education and information and may be of interest to Extension Master Gardeners, Michigan Conservation Stewards, Master Naturalists, and generally anyone looking for ways to enhance their property to create a sanctuary for nature out their back door.

Join us as we explore together ways to enhance our yards, gardens, and land to protect and enhance backyard wildlife. The Wild About Conservation will be held every two weeks on Wednesdays starting June 7 at 1 p.m. ET. Each online seminar will feature an MSU Extension professional to present on a topic in their area of expertise. Learn how to enhance and change your yard to become a small sanctuary for wildlife.

Free for all 8 sessions! Have to miss a session? No worries, all sessions will be recorded for viewing later. 

2022 Schedule


Backyard Mushroom Culture: Learn about the basic concepts of mycology used to grow culinary and medicinal mushroom species.


Spongy Moth (formally known as gypsy moth): Overview and Tips for Landowner Management: Join us to learn about all about spongy moth and how you can manage the pest and its effects in your yard.


Forest ownerships & their different goals across MI: Descriptions of the different types of forest owners (state, federal, industrial, local gov't, land conservancies, individual/family), and why it's important to know the difference.


Gaining Perspective on Agriculture in My Community: learn about livestock near populated areas, manure management for farms – including manure application and odor, and farm traffic on roadways.


Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention: Overview of aquatic invasive species (identification/issues) and what you can do to help slow the spread.


Integrating Solar Energy: Adding solar arrays and cover plantings that work under them.


Deer Diseases: Deer disease and best practices for mitigating disease during hunting season.


Protecting your Groundwater: Overview of groundwater protection, wellheads, and ways to protect it.

Note: Topics are subject to change.

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Tags: agriculture and environment, energy, invasive species, michigan master naturalist, msu extension, natural resources, spongy moth, wildlife