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  • Natural Resources

    Our natural resources programs improve public understanding, help landowners and communities use those assets for sustainable long-term social and economic development and conserve natural resources for future generations.


  • Opportunities for Wildlife Conservation and Improved Profitability on the Farm

    Published on September 17, 2021
    Season 1, Episode 1 of the MSU Ag and Wildlife Podcast

  • Bovine Tuberculosis in Michigan

    Published on September 23, 2021
    Season 1, Episode 2 of the MSU Ag and Wildlife Podcast

  • Wild Birds on the Farm

    Published on September 24, 2021
    Season 1, Episode 3 of the MSU Ag and Wildlife Podcast

  • 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.

  • Michigan Master Naturalist Course

    The MSU Extension Michigan Master Naturalist Program is available to all persons interested in understanding and conserving the native ecology of the state beginning in their own backyards. Local programs are coordinated by local partner groups throughout the state. The course is delivered in monthly sessions over a period of six months.

  • Introduction to Lakes

    Introduction to Lakes 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.

  • Conservation Stewards Program

    Conservation Stewards Program participants learn about the history of conservation activities in Michigan, ecological principles, ecoregional classifications, and the choices that manage our natural resources. In addition to this foundation, participants learn about terrestrial ecosystems (forestlands and grasslands) and aquatic ecosystems (wetlands, lakes and streams) through classroom and in-field instruction.

  • Oct 5

    Homeownership Education (online)

    October 5, 2020 – October 7, 2020 6 - 8 pm EST Online via Zoom

    This homeownership seminar from MSU Extension will provide you with valuable information about the home buying process.

  • 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.

  • Sep 21

    Michigan Birding 101 - Fall Refresher 2021 - Raptors

    September 21, 2021 7:00PM – 8:00PM

    Join Michigan Sea Grant as we explore the wonderful hobby of birding. Over the course of 2 one-hour FREE classes we will cover exciting topics that will prepare you to become a birder!

  • Oct 19

    MSU Environmental, Natural Resources & Sustainability Fair: 2021

    October 19, 2021 3:00PM – 6:00PM Online

    The MSU Environmental, Natural Resources & Sustainability Fair 2021 will be held on Oct. 19. Students can register through MSU Handshake.

  • Sep 25

    Free paddling workshop in Ottawa County on Sept. 25

    September 25, 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).

  • 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.

  • Nov 17

    2021 MiCorps Annual Volunteer Monitoring Conference

    November 17, 2021 9:00AM – 4:00PM Zoom

    The Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps) annual volunteer lake and stream monitoring conference provides an excellent opportunity to stay up to date on monitoring methods and to meet and interact with other volunteer monitors.

  • CMERC Migratory Birds Virtual Field Day - Avian Influenza Virus

    Published on September 24, 2020

    Dr. Jennifer Owen talks about how AIV is being tracked at Corey Marsh Ecological Research Center.

  • CMERC Migratory Birds Virtual Field Day - Cavity Nesting Birds at Corey Marsh

    Published on September 24, 2020

    CANR student Evan Griffis talks about his research project on cavity nesting birds at CMERC.

  • Wild Spartans: Science in Zookeeping & Conservation with Caitlin Mack

    Published on November 10, 2020

    In this 4-H Wild Spartans episode, we head to the sub-Sahara to learn about African painted (wild) dogs. Meet MSU graduate researcher, Caitlin Mack, learn about her work on the social behavior and conservation of these rare carnivores, and the education and career path she followed as she discusses “Science in Zookeeping and Conservation.”