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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

  • Wild Birds on the Farm

    Published on September 24, 2021
    Season 1, Episode 3 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Summer Discovery Cruises

    Set sail to learn about the lakes.

  • Conservation Stewards Program

    An educational program designed for those interested in science-based ecosystem management principles and sharing this knowledge with others to help restore and conserve ecosystems throughout Michigan communities.

  • Lakes, Streams & Watersheds

    MSU Extension teams with local, state, regional and federal agencies and stakeholder organizations to protect and promote the sustainable use of the state’s distinctive aquatic resources.

  • Michigan Wood Energy

    The Michigan Wood Energy Team promotes analysis, dialog, understanding, and deployment of wood energy systems in Michigan. Email questions or comments to miwoodenergy@anr.msu.edu.

  • 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.

  • Water School

    Michigan Water School is a program to help elected and appointed officials increase their knowledge about water management and gain access to tools and resources to help impact their local economy.

  • Water Quality

    MSU Extension works with community leaders to create water-protection strategies, landowners and industry to reduce risks of water pollution, and state agencies to develop water quality information systems.

  • Forestry

    Michigan is home to 20 million acres of forestland, supporting more than 125,000 jobs and contributing more than $17 billion to Michigan’s economy. MSU Extension’s forestry programs help landowners become effective stewards of our forests.

  • 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.

  • Eyes on the Forest

    Linking research, outreach and communication activities to create a network of volunteer “citizen scientists” who select and monitor healthy trees, across the state, and help identify future outbreaks of invasive pests.

  • Introduction to Lakes Online

    A six-week online course offered yearly designed for those interested in learning about inland lakes. Participants learn and explore lake ecology, watersheds, natural shorelines, water law, aquatic plants, and citizen involvement.

  • Western Lake Erie Basin: Agriculture & Water Quality

    The MSU Extension Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB) Initiative provides Michigan agricultural producers with critical information for minimizing phosphorus losses from farms fields.

  • Septic System Education

    Septic System Education news, programming and other resources from MSU Extension.