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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Introduction to Lakes Online

    Introduction to Lakes Online is a six-week online course specially designed for lake users, lakefront property owners and lake managers interested in learning about inland lakes. From the comfort of home or office, participants have 24/7 access to six online units complete with closed-captioned video lectures, interactive activities, additional resources, discussion forums, quizzes and live chat sessions with classmates and MSU Extension experts. The course is typically offered in January.

  • 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.

  • Aug 10

    Nature Discovery 4-H Day Camp

    August 10, 2021 – August 12, 2021 End time 3:00 p.m. Shirley Clark Pavilion, Ingham County Fairgrounds, 700 E. Ash St, Mason, MI 48854

    Three days filled with outdoor adventures and hands on activities. Explore, learn about, and connect with the natural world. Camp will be filled with activities such as games, crafts, hiking, scavenger hunts, and discovering nature through exploration.

  • 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.

  • Oct 9

    Free paddling workshop in Lansing on Oct. 9

    October 9, 2021 10:00AM – 1:00PM

    Participants in the free in-person workshops will explore a river system in search of aquatic invasive species with assistance from MI Sea Grant and staff from the local Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA).

  • Sep 8

    Virtual Michigan Conservation Stewards Program Fall 2021

    September 8, 2021 – November 10, 2021 Virtual

    This program is designed for those interested in science-based ecosystem management principles & sharing this knowledge with others.

  • Oct 3

    Free paddling workshop on the Detroit River

    October 3, 2021

    Join us on October 3 for a 2-hour paddle on The Detroit River looking for AIS. Kayaks and gear provided.

  • Viticulture Virtual Field Day: Rufus Isaacs

    Published on August 3, 2020

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

  • 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 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.

  • Homes at Home Session 10: Great Lakes Invaders

    Published on April 22, 2020

    Michigan Sea Grant educator Meaghan Gass teaches us about different species that have “invaded” the Great Lakes! Learn about sea lamprey, quagga and zebra mussels and more, and how YOU can help to keep more invaders from getting into our lakes.

  • 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.

  • Introduction: Systems Approach to Managing the Spotted Wing Drosophila in Berry Crops

    Published on February 10, 2020

    SWD training presentation on systems management for SWD in berry crops.

  • Part 1: SWD Biology & Behavior: Implications for its management and control

    Published on February 10, 2020

    SWD training presentation on biology and behavior.

  • How to Use Enviroweather for Spotted Wing Drosophila Management

    Published on February 10, 2020

    10-minute video describing what MSU Enviroweather is and how to use it when managing SWD.

  • Part 2: Insecticides for SWD Control

    Published on February 10, 2020

    SWD training presentation on SWD management using insecticides.