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  • Invasive Species

    Invasive plant and animal species pose an enormous threat to Michigan’s biodiversity and economic well-being. MSU Extension provides educational resources to identify, assess and control invasive species throughout the state.

  • Empower U!

    This course guides participants through the process of addressing invasive species on public land through policy or leadership action. Participants learn how to present logical arguments to local decision-makers regarding the presence of invasive species while offering possible solutions to eliminate the issue. Upon completion of the course, participants will have created a strategic plan to engage a local decision-maker on an issue of importance. This is a hybrid self-paced online course with in-person (or virtual) instruction provided over the five-week period.

  • Michigan Paddle Stewards

    The Michigan Paddle Stewards new online program from Michigan Sea Grant and MSU Extension will help paddlers learn about important invasive species, to properly clean a watercraft and to report invasive species.

  • Conflict, Collaboration & Consensus in Natural Resource Issues

    Conflict, Collaboration & Consensus in Natural Resource Issues is a course offered by Michigan State University Extension designed to help natural resource professionals gain confidence and competence in helping groups and communities productively address contentious natural resource issues.

  • Natural Resources

    Published on February 1, 2021
    Conducting research at the crossroads of trees, wildlife, water and climate.

  • Oct 8

    Free online Michigan Water School webinar series

    October 8, 2020 3:00PM – 5:00PM

    Understanding the state’s water resources is important for elected and appointed officials and their staff when making sound water management decisions.

  • May 8

    MSU Extension Michigan Master Naturalist Rouge River Region

    May 8, 2021 – October 17, 2021 Dearborn

    Michigan Master Naturalist is a multi-session training program to anyone interested in a greater understanding of Michigan's natural environments and conservation.

  • Apr 19

    Let's Learn About Invasive Plants! - April 19

    April 19, 2021 5:30PM – 6:30PM Zoom

    Join Patrick Scanlon (GiLLS CISMA) to learn about invasive plants that affect home gardeners. We will also speak about how we can be responsible stewards in our own gardens.

  • May 20

    Invasive Alien Invaders

    May 20, 2021 – August 26, 2021 Every other Thursday begining May 20th. Invasive Invasion - Saturday, September 11 at 10:00 Location TBD ZOOM - link shared once registered; Location of September 11th is TBD

    Youth ages 5-19 from Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, & Ionia counties join the forces as we battle against the ecosystem’s invasive alien invaders.

  • ID and Control Unwanted Trees and Shrubs

    Video shows how to ID the most common invasive trees and shrubs and their control methods. These plants are already in Wisconsin or close to its border. Mechanical, chemical, and other practices are discussed. This presentation was part of the 2020 maple meeting for the Wisconsin Maple Producers Association.

  • Viticulture Virtual Field Day featuring Rufus Isaacs and Jackie Perkins.

    Published on August 19, 2020

    Rufus Isaacs and Jackie Perkins are in the field to discuss invasive insect species and diseases affecting grapes.

  • Fighting Invasive Species: Small Organisms, Epic Possibilities

    Published on February 4, 2021

    Researcher Marianna Szűcs discusses her lab’s work using natural enemies to manage invasive species.

  • Viticulture Virtual Field Day: Rufus Isaacs

    Published on August 3, 2020

    Rufus Isaacs is in the field to discuss invasive insect species.

  • Michigan Master Naturalist

    Become a Michigan Master Naturalist and help protect Michigan’s wildlife heritage.

  • Mobile Boat Wash

    The Mobile Boat Wash program provides a trailer-mounted washing unit, two staff who operate the unit and talk with boaters and educational materials on aquatic invasive species prevention.

  • Clean Boats Clean Waters

    Clean Boats, Clean Waters reminds boaters to clean, drain and dry their equipment to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.

  • Reduce Invasive Pet and Plant Escapes (RIPPLE)

    Working with aquarium and water garden owners and retailers to ensure Michigan's waterways are protected against invasive species

  • Mary Bohling

    Coastal Communities Development

  • Beth Clawson

    State Coordinator

  • Julie Crick

    Leadership and educational programming expertise in natural resources.

  • Bindu Bhakta

    Sustainable Natural Resources Management and Education