Professional Stewards Hikes

The Professional Stewards Hikes are small gatherings of professionals with extensive experience in local conservation and restoration.

If you're interested in getting involved, please contact us at psh at stewardshipnetwork dot org

About Professional Stewards Hikes Events

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 4-6pm: Greg Norwood on New Conservation Challenges and Collaborations

In this end-of-season indoor presentation, Greg Norwood, Invasive Species Coordinator, Michigan DNR - Wildlife Division, will lead a discussion of emerging conservation challenges related to terrestrial invasive species and disease issues, such as Japanese stiltgrass and oak wilt, and how new collaborations such as Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas and other partnerships can help us be poised to take on these management issues.

Winter 2018 date tba: Conserving Nature’s Stage - Tools for including climate change risks in our land protection decisions

In this kick-off to the 2018 season, Kim Hall will describe an approach developed by The Nature Conservancy with help from many partners and collaborators to identify "strongholds" for biodiversity under both current and future climate conditions. The approach focuses on enduring features such as variation in geology, landforms, and soil/soil moisture, and also incorporates local and regional connectivity. The products are maps that can help inform decisions at both local and regional scales.