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  • Forest-Climate Working Group Learning Exchange Series


    Please see the website listed below for upcoming events


    Webinar format


    The Forest Carbon and Climate Program is partnering with the Forest-Climate Working Group to offer a curated Learning Exchange Series on forest carbon and climate issues to group members and the public.

    The Forest-Climate Working Group (FCWG), a diverse group of forest interests including landowners, industry, conservationists, academia and carbon market interests, has worked together for more than eight years to leverage the full potential of U.S. forests and forest products to provide climate change solutions. This group seeks to engage their members in learning experiences to grow internal knowledge and capacity in the group, bring into new ideas and expertise, and inform current and upcoming discussions on policy and strategy around the topic of forest carbon management.

  • Michigan Master Naturalist Program (May - October 2020)


    Topics/Dates for 2020:

    • May 30 - Geology, Weather and Climate
    • June 27 - Michigan Wetland Habitats, Frogs and Toads
    • July 18 - River and Lake Ecology and Habitats
    • August 29 (runs until 2:30 pm) - Turtles, Snakes and Upland Habitats
    • September 26 - Beneficial Insects, Butterflies and Dragonflies and their Habitats
    • October 17 - Ecology of Trees and Shrubs


    The six sessions will be taught in both indoor and outdoor settings. The indoor sessions will take place at the Pigeon River Country Discovery Center, near Vanderbilt, MI (20 miles NE from Gaylord).  The outdoor sessions will take place in various locations around the Pigeon River Country State Forest.


    Participants in the “Michigan Master Naturalist” program will gain a greater understanding of the natural environment and conservation techniques while learning the flora native to Michigan. Throughout the six-session program, local volunteer opportunities may become apparent. Participants can take an active role in implementing what they have learned throughout their neighborhoods and in their own backyards.


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