Landowners invited to 'Partnering for Watershed Restoration of Lake Superior' forums

Published: Oct. 16, 2018 at 11:41 AM EDT
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The landowning public is invited to a series of “Partnering for Watershed Restoration of Lake Superior” forums in 2018 for the western Upper Peninsula.

These workshops will explain how implementing a resource management plan can: enhance habitat for birds such as the golden-winged warbler, woodcock and ruffed grouse, improve habitat for black bear and white-tailed deer, encourage populations of bees, monarch butterflies and other pollinators, improve conditions for popular fish species such as brook trout, provide enrichment ideas for recreation and assist with reducing wildfire threats to your forest.

The featured speakers for these presentations will include:

Allison George, District Conservationist for Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon Counties

Tom Berndt, District Conservationist for Iron, Dickinson, and Gogebic Counties

Gary Willis, Service Forester Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Pam Nankervis, Ottawa National Forest Wildlife Biologist

Ian Shackleford, Botanist, Ottawa National Forest

Linda Lindberg, Forestry Assistance Program Forester

Winona Grieshop, Forestry Assistance Program Forester

Jennifer Ricker, District Manager Iron Baraga Conservation District, Western Peninsula Invasive Species Coalition

First forum: 5-7 p.m. CST, Friday, November 2, in the Windsor Center Auditorium, 612 West Adams Street (US 2) Iron River, Michigan 49935.

Second forum: 5-7 p.m. EST Friday, November 9, at the Alberta Ford Center, 21235 Alberta Ave #2, L’Anse, Michigan 49946.

Third forum: 5-7 p.m. EST, Friday, November 30th, at the Ewen-Trout Creek School, 14312 Ewen Airport Road, Ewen, Michigan 49925.

Come early for each forum (4:30-5 p.m. local time) to meet with resource professionals to discuss management of your forest and wildlife resources.

These forums are another interagency effort that includes the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Forest Service, Conservation Districts and the Natural Resource Conservation Service. We strive to inform private landowners about funding sources to develop resource management plans and assist with implementing practices to improve forest health and wildlife habitat on their land.

To read the entire joint letter invite with other details, visit the related documents section of this article.