Resources

Welcome to our Searchable Resources Directory! We've pulled together the best stewardship, conservation, and environmental resources for you to use and share.

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Invasive Species Network Planting Guide for Municipalities

Native plant recommendations for new plantings (including salt and runoff tolerance information), along with invasive species listed by threat level (including prohibited species) as a guide to park and municipal managers.

Tortoise Wins the Race: Transformation Away from Invasive Phragmites Requires Slower

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Greg Norwood from The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge

How to Observe and Identify Woody Plants

2016 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Jacqueline Courteau of NatureWrite.com

Science, Practice and Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference Program 2015

Welcome to The Stewardship Network’s Science, Practice and Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems 2015 conference. This event brings together an amazing array of people dedicated to the care of our lands and waters in the Great Lakes region and beyond. We would like to thank the many volunteers, presenters and sponsors along with YOU, the attendees, for making this conference possible. Each of us is here as both teacher and student, a true community of peers striving to create healthy, sustainable social and ecological structures in a constantly changing world.

Exploring the Possibilities: Minnesota

This document outlines the outcomes from our community meeting on March 12, 2015 to Explore the Possibilities for community networks in Minnesota.

Five Steps to Successful Prairie Meadow Establishment

Prairie meadows are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to traditional high maintenance landscapes. Our native prairie flowers and grasses are stunning both as individuals, and as a complete prairie plant community. Perhaps best of all, the prairie helps us to re-connect with the earth, and creates a haven for the native plants and animals with which we share this beautiful planet.

Online Invasive Species Training Modules

The invasive species education modules will help you become more comfortable with identifying these species in the field. Each module includes a short ten question quiz at the end to help you assess your newly acquired knowledge. Completing a module should only take about 15 minutes.

Ecological Restoration--More than just killing the bad plants

2016 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Brian Majka

Michigan Native Plant Producers Association

The Michigan Native Plant Producers Association comprises 7 independently owned nurseries located throughout the state of Michigan. Together we grow and sell over 400 species of Michigan native plants and seeds, including, trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, and ferns.

Game of Logging - Chainsaw Use Training

Game of Logging – Level 1 written by Deb Nagle - An interactive resource to help with chainsaw use training!

Michigan Amphibian & Reptile Best Management Practices

This manual was created for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) by Herpetological Resources and Management (HRM) to provide a comprehensive guide to Best Management Practices (BMPs) to improve and maintain the viability of Michigan amphibian and reptile populations. This manual addresses threats to Michigan’s amphibian and reptile (i.e., herpetofauna) communities posed by development and conservation management practices. The manual contains alternatives that are based on the best available science to facilitate conservation actions to protect specific species and the communities that support them. These BMPs are designed to inform land management and, development, and conservation activities, including restoration. This BMP manual is a Michigan-focused guide that provides specific recommendations to regulators, agency land managers, consultants, commercial and residential developers, and private citizens to protect, preserve, and restore the herpetofauna of Michigan.

MISIN: Report Invasive Species App

The MISIN smartphone app provides a mobile solution for the capture of invasive species field observation data. You can play an important role in the early detection and rapid response to new invasive threats in your area by contributing invasive species observations to the MISIN database.

Paradise Lake Pilot Boat Washing Station: Preventing Spread Alien Invasive Species

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Kira Davis from the Little Traverse Bay of Odawa Indians

Feral Swine in Michigan

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Tim Wilson from USDA Wildlife Services

Tribal Efforts to Restore a Native Cisco

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Kevin Donner of Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians

Soil Qualities Affecting Resistance, Resilience and Restoration

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Hugh J. Brown of Ball State University

Beyond the Usual Suspects in Invasive Species Control: Detection and Control of Oak Wilt

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Heidi Marie Frei from Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Benefits of Prescribed Burning on Private Land

This brochure is a basic introduction to prescribed burning and outlines only the simplest prescribed burns. Courtesy of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Workshop Kits Catalog

The Workshop Kits Catalog offers over 15 out-of-the-box workshops that you can use to help host a Cluster workshop in your area. Topics range from Safe and Effective Prescribed Burns to Native Plant Landscaping, and much, much more. Please contact us at staff@stewardshipnetwork.org for more information and to obtain an editable copy of each kit.

Webinar: Strategies to recruit, broaden the audience, and retain volunteers

August 23, 2016 webinar from The Keystone Policy Center and Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

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