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The Science, Practice, & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems 2018 (Ann Arbor)

Sponsoring Organization: The Stewardship Network

Date: January 12 – January 13

Start Time: 9 am

End Time: 6 pm

Location : The Stewardship Network, 416 Longshore Dr, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105

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Conference Update: List of Confirmed Presentations!
We're so excited to share a list of presentations that have been confirmed for this year's conference! You can find the list in the event description, and we also posted it below.
Be on the look out for the finalized agenda coming soon, which will contain the schedule entire so that you can be sure to catch all the talks you're looking forward to!
Ecological Restoration in the Clinton River Watershed - Shawn Duke and Chris White, Cardno
Sharing Insights on Invasive Phragmites Management - Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Michigan Tech Research Institute and Phyllis Higman, Michigan Natural Features Inventory
Establishment of a protected reserve site of Michigan's lakeside daisy - Andrew Bacon, Michigan Nature Association
Two Snapshots in Time: GIS Applications for the Study and Management of an Indiana Old-Growth Forest - John E. Taylor and Christopher Baas, Ball State University
I will Survive! The New Chapter in Kirtland's Warbler Conservation - Abigail Ertel, Huron Pines
What is the U.S. Forest Service's (USFS) Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program and why it matters to conservation - Moriah Young
Expanding Stewardship: Agriculture as Conservation - Jessica Robinson and Hailey Currier, University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability
From Seeds to Service-Learning: Using a riparian restoration as a learning tool - Rebecca Penny Humphrey, Aquinas College
Role of Municipalities in Controlling Invasive Species - Emily Cord Duthinh, Oakland County CISMA/ North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy, Paul Sniadecki, MLSA Board Member, Mike Losey, Springfield Township
Collective Impact: The Power of Collaborating with The Stewardship Network - Lisa Brush and Rachel Muelle, The Stewardship Network
Independent Landfill Wetland Restoration--Emergence of a Historic Seedbank - Brian Majka, GEI Consultants
Beyond Mnomen Restoration- A Two-Worlds Approach - Eric Kerney, Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi
Amphibian Monitoring Methods and Response to Restoration - Karen Glennemeier, John G. Shedd Aquarium
Coordinating and Motivating Management and Highlighting Forest Management Stories through Landscape Forest Stewardship Plans - Jacqueline Courteau, NatureWrite LLC, Josh Leisen and Abby Ertel, Huron Pines, Hugh Brown Natural Resource Consultant, Rachel Muelle, The Stewardship Network
A STEAM Exhibit Merging Photography, Sound, and Data Visualizations to Explore Declines of Grassland Birds - Mary Whalen, Kalamazoo Institute of Art and Sharon Gill Western Michigan University
Tribal Stream and Michigan Fruitbelt Collaborative - Caroline Keson, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Natural Resource Department
Managing and restoring visitor use damage at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore - Gia Wagner and Laura Brennan, National Park Service
Incorporating Wild Rice Seeding within a Wetland Restoration Project - Jeremie Wilson, Michigan Department of Transportation
Simplifying field work: utilizing Collector for ArcGIS to support photomontoring programs - Chelsea Rozek, Washtenaw County GIS
Agricultural field restoration – a direct seeding approach on Pelee Island - Jill Crosthwaite, The Nature Conservancy of Canada
Ecoacoustics: The Ecological Role of Sounds - Stuart Gage, Michigan State University
Win-win collaboration: faculty mentors & undergraduate scholars can answer YOUR research questions! - Jodee Hunt, Grand Valley State University
Relative Success of Native Michigan Plants in Urban Curb-cut Rain Gardens - Deanna Geelhoed, Plaster Creek Stewards and Gregory Manni, Calvin College
Managing Shoreline Habitats with Community Volunteers - Kirsten Lyons, Friends of the St. Clair River
Mapping Your Site: GIS Tools for Desktop and Field - Shannon Brines, Brines Farm LLC
Lessons on Integrative Conservation: 4 Years Engaged, 1 Year Away, 6 Month Intensive - Spencer Kellum, University of Georgia
Conservation@ Home- Going Beyond Our Boarders - Nina Baki, Forest Preserves of Cook County
Managing Phragmites? Learn How PAMF Can Help - Karen Alexander, Great Lakes Commission
"Secure the Blessings": A Case for Indigenous Influence in the Founding Documents - Nichole Marie Biber, Litte Traverse Bay of Odawa Indians
The Art of Oak Openings - Colleen Perria, Iron Creek Properties
Fostering Environmental Awareness through Outreach and Education - Taylor Brook, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe
Habitat Management to Support Beneficial Insects: Selecting the Right Plant Species - Logan Rowe, Michigan State University
Youth Outdoor Ambassadors: An innovative approach to connecting youth to nature - Credell Walls, Ladejanae Robinson-Goode, Jared Tabor, and Robin Grooms, Forest Preserves of Cook County
Vacant Land Stewardship - Lisa Marie Rodriguez, Urban Neighborhood Initiatives
Starting a Strike Team for Invasive Species Management - Drew Raynor, West Michigan CISMA
The Birth Place of Michigan Natural Areas - A Story To Tell, A Legacy To Honor - Lawrence Falardeau, Friends of Highland Recreation Area
Practical Approaches to Collaborative Forest Management through TFPA - Stephanie Lucero, Center For Collaborative Policy and Sonia Tamez
Workshop With Keynote Speaker, Sharon Farrell Sharon Farrell, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
What's in a planting year? How and why planting conditions could matter for tallgrass prairies - Anna Groves and Lars Brudvig, Michigan State University
Naaknaashkoon (bulrushes) One of the Original Water Protectors - Renee Dillard, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
Wild Food Traditions - Lost Connections to the Land - Barb Barton, Endangered Species Consultant
Fight Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: Identify, Report, Take Action - Daria Gosztyla, Ottawa Conservation District
Citizen Science: Opportunities for Collaboration - Lisa Perez, United States Forest Service
Can We Create Functional Plant Communities in the Urban Landscape? - Matt Demmon, Plantwise, LLC
Begin at Home - practical methods for small restoration projects on a shoestring budget - Sarah Pregitzer, Newaygo Invasive Plant Project
Catch the Citizen Science Buzz - Tina Stephens and Becky Gajewski, City of Ann Arbor Natural Areas Preservation
Understanding LANDFIRE in Relation to Fire Behavior Fuel Models - Megan Sebasky, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Restoration Agriculture Extended Workshop - Mark Shepard, Forest Agriculture Enterprises
Hands-on Vegetation Monitoring Extended Workshop - Jacqueline Couteau, NatureWrite, LLC

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