Phenology and Climate Change

Changing Nature’s Clocks .. the idea seemed very appropriate for this day, when our clocks chane.  A well made video and informative article from our friends at NatureChange: “Each spring, people in Northwest Lower Michigan witness the emergence of wildflowers on the forest floor. Then, the buds of hardwood trees burst open,... Read more

Michigan Shoreland Stewards

We our pleased to announce our affiliation with Michigan Shoreland Stewards, a program which provides recognition for lakefront property owners who are protecting inland lakes through best management practices on their property. Become a Michigan Shoreland Steward! Each year more and more lake front properties are being developed and natural... Read more

Edible Trails

At the Leelanau Conservancy’s DeYoung Natural Area along the TART trail, the Edible Trails project is brimming with enthusiasm. Those who ride by on their bikes or arrive from Cherry Bend Road will discover an edible food forest in the making. Volunteers are welcome to help plant or maintain a... Read more

Demonstrating Sustainable Forestry – Palmer Woods Forest Reserve

I encourage everyone to visit a truly wonderful site (which I just discovered) called Nature Change, Conversations about Conservation and Climate, which is “a new multimedia magazine developed by the Conservation Resource Alliance (CRA) as a cooperative venture for regional nonprofit organizations involved in protecting and managing the lands and waters... Read more

Healthy Forests: Caring for our Trees Workshop

News Release Contact Person: Kama Ross, District Forester Leelanau, Benzie and Grand Traverse Conservation Districts 231-256-9783, kama.ross@macd.org Release Date: Immediate until March 10, 2016 Healthy Forests: Caring for our Trees Workshop Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016 Time: 9:00 – 12:00 p.m. Location: Boardman Nature Center, Grand Traverse Conservation District, 1450... Read more

Post-Storm Advice

Our friends at the Glen Lake Association held a post-storm workshop last month, to “help property owners figure out what to do in the wake of the Aug. 2 storm.”  Entitled “It’s Not a Race: It’s better to have a plan and restore properly,” the workshop offered practical advice for homeowners which is... Read more