DNRE Seeking Recommendations for Biodiversity Stewardship Area Network

  • 19 Jul 2010
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Visitor's Center of the Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment is seeking
recommendations of areas with high-quality native plant and animal communities for inclusion in a statewide network of Biodiversity Stewardship Areas (BSA).

The goal of the network is to identify and manage a set of geographic areas that support intact functional examples of Michigan's ecosystems and represent the wide range of the state's native biodiversity. Biodiversity refers to the full variety of living organisms (species), the variation in the genes these species contain and the variation in assemblages of these species (ecosystems).

Persons interested in biodiversity stewardship are invited to attend a regional public information gathering workshop to share information. A series of workshops are scheduled for the southern Lower Peninsula. (NOTE: Workshops for the northern portions of the state were held last year)

Workshop Location:

The Visitor's Center of the Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery
34270 County Road 652
Mattawan, MI
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Additional Workshop's Dates/Locations:

July 26, 2010
Lansing Community College, West Campus
Conference Center
5708 Cornerstone Drive
Lansing, MI
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

July 27, 2010
Delta College Planetarium, Room 114
100 Center Avenue
Bay City, MI
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

July 29, 2010
Oakland Community College, Auburn Hills Campus
Room 242 of the M-TEC Facility
2900 Featherstone Road
Auburn Hills, MI
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Friends of the St. Joe River Association, Inc.                                                                                                          
P.O. Box 1794
South Bend, Indiana 46634

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